VA Wrestles with Large Increase in Disability Claims

The Boston Herald reports that VA has seen an increase in spending on disability compensation to the level of $34.3 billion last year, of which 84 percent is sent to Vietnam and Persian Gulf-era veterans.  With the influx of Iraq War and Afghanistan veterans, the spending figure is expected to climb, and worries are mounting that the number of backlogged claims, estimated at between 500,000 to as many as 1 million, will experience a sharp decline in the quality of adjudication.  VA estimates that the backlog will exist until at least 2015. 

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  1. Terry Higgins

    I remember back in the 90’s when it was around 400.000 back log . IT still took 6 years to get up to the veterans court. I think if there was even just one case. That file would sit on someones desk for months and years. :when you read the RO ajusdicators rulings. Those rulings are ment to agravate the veteran. I did get my 100% through Mr Moore but was earlyer denied because I combed my hair and craked a joke at the VA. That is no way to rule on a veterans case.
    Terry Higgins

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