Saturday, December 14, 2013

VA challenged on progress in cutting claims backlog

“The dirty secret is that a disproportionate number of complex claims are still awaiting adjudication or have been closed by awarding the veteran a nominal rating on one or more minor issues,” Price, a medically retired sailor, told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s disability assistance and memorial affairs panel.

“VA is irrevocably broken and the only way that all of these issues, which Congress has repeatedly attempted to address, will be fixed is by a forced overhaul,” she said.

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