Thursday, August 20, 2009

VA to Address Benefits Backlog

The Obama administration intends to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs. On Monday President Obama announced at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention that Veterans Benefits Administration employees will be asked to suggest how to deliver veteran's disability benefits more efficiently.

You can read about this issue in the Washington Post. The article states one estimate that the VBA has a backlog of 1 million disability claims. For the latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessment of veteran disability benefits, read "Veterans Disability Benefits: Preliminary Findings on Claims Processing Trends and Improvement Efforts" (July 29, 2009).

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