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VA must stay true to its mission - serving America’s #veterans, not penalizing them.

VA must stay true to its mission - serving America’s #veterans, not penalizing them.

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm has admonished the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating its informal claims process, which has been used in roughly half of all disability claims filed by veterans. “VA needs to hold true to its mission, which is to serve America’s veterans and not penalize them,” Helm said. “Why on earth would (VA) Secretary McDonald approve a regulation change that invalidates about half of all disability claims being filed?” The new rule went into effect March 25. On March 20, The American Legion, joined by several other veterans service organizations, filed a lawsuit against VA to have the new rule eliminating the informal claims process to be declared unlawful. The case will be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. According to the Federal Register, informal claims account for about half of all VA claim...

Full article: http://www.legion.org/veteransbenefits/226684/legion-va-m...

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