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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LATEST NEWS ON VA BACKLOG AND VETERANS BENEFITS



Obama Urged To Address Veterans Benefits Backlog

The majority of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging his "direct and public involvement" in fixing the disability claims backlog plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs.



Efforts to speed up claims for Veterans

It may be the longest waiting list in the country ... the longest line .... half-a-million military veterans ... waiting for their claims to be processed by the Veterans Administration.

Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/effort-speed-up-claims-veterans-932.shtml
It may be the longest waiting list in the country ... the longest line .... half-a-million military veterans ... waiting for their claims to be processed by the Veterans Administration.

Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/effort-speed-up-claims-veterans-932.shtml
It may be the longest waiting list in the country ... the longest line .... half-a-million military veterans ... waiting for their claims to be processed by the Veterans Administration.

Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/effort-speed-up-claims-veterans-932.shtml
It may be the longest waiting list in the country....



Obama warns disabled veterans prolonged sequester could put their benefits in jeopardy

President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different.



Obama Assures Disabled Veterans They Will Get Aid

Mr. Obama, addressing the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans, said that his administration was finally shrinking a backlog of years of benefits claims — by 20 percent in the past five months. But new waves of claims were coming in, he added, including from aging Vietnam veterans able to seek help for ailments that may stem from exposure to Agent Orange, and from recent combat casualties suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries




VA Partners with American Bar Association and Legal Services Corporation to Launch a Pilot Program to Help Veterans Receive Decisions Faster and Reduce Claims Backlog 

The Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today a new partnership and pilot program aimed at reducing the claims backlog and making it easier for unrepresented Veterans to receive assistance developing their claims for disability pay.  

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