31 Jan '13, 10pm

Exam no longer needed for some disabled vets

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/01/military-medical-exam-va-disability-claims-013113w/ Exam no longer needed for some disabled vets By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Jan 31, 2013 17:10:51 EST A small step was taken Thursday to ease the process of receiving veterans’ disability compensation. In a modest change that could end up helping up to 40 percent of disability claimants, the Veterans Affairs Department is eliminating the need for an in-person medical examination if there is enough evidence of a service-connected disability in a veteran’s files or available over the phone. More from Washington: • House lawmaker: Let more immigrants serve (1/31) • Congress wants say in women in combat debate (1/30) The concept, tested in a 15-month pilot project, not only helped VA process claims more quickly, but it also eliminated the need for veterans to make another t...

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