Tuesday, August 6, 2013

VA BENEFITS/BACKLOG: Program to help disabled vets

"Today’s announcement ….. is a step in the right direction to helping veterans who have waited far too long to receive the disability claims that they’ve earned and deserve,’’ Brown said.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said that while he was “encouraged by this measure to better ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the quality and timely care they deserve,” he warned that while the system might “expedite the process for veterans who have easy access to online services or veterans’ service officers, the claims of older veterans who may not be as technologically savvy may fall to the wayside.’’

Only veterans filing FDCs for the first time can take advantage of the retroactive benefit program. The program ends in August of 2015.

Continue Learning:  http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local-military/program-to-help-disabled-vets/nZFT3/

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