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Related IAVA report: The Battle to End the VA Backlog Stars and Stripes' veterans page Veterans group: More effort needed on backlog, electronic medical records The Department of Veterans Affairs made significant strides in reducing the backlog of veteran disability claims last year, but aggressive steps are needed if the remaining 400,000 cases are to be handled and considerations are made for future claims, a new report suggests. Bill covers wide range of veterans issues, including repeal of COLA cuts for retirees Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., this week introduced a wide-ranging package of veterans legislation, covering changes to the GI Bill, survivors’ benefits, advanced appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs and fertility treatments for wounded veterans. WASHINGTON — The average time for a denied claim to work its way...

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