House Legislation to Decrease Claims Time

A bill passed in the House of Representatives on February 11, 2010, aims to reduce the time involved in processing VA claims.  Currently, the average claim takes approximately 180 days to process.  This bill supports an automated system for processing claims, expected to be enabled by 2012.  The bill was passed under the direction of Delegate Kirk Cox of Virginia, so Virginia is expected to be the prototype state for the upcoming automated federal system.

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