31 Mar '15, 7pm

VA's move to end informal benefits claims prompts frustration, lawsuit from vets groups

VA's move to end informal benefits claims prompts frustration, lawsuit from vets groups

Groups like the American Legion and AMVETS are accusing the VA of abandoning its promise to help vets get benefits quickly. (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) CONNECT 49 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Veterans Affairs officials insist recent changes to how individuals can file benefits claims are nothing more than an efficiency move to clean up their files. But groups like the American Legion and AMVETS are accusing the department of abandoning their promise to help veterans get the benefits they deserve, and have filed a lawsuit to reverse the changes. "We will not stand by silently as our government places further obstacles in front of our injured and disabled veterans and their families, undermining our nation's pledge to care for those who have borne the battle and their families," said John Rowan, president of the Vietnam Veterans Association. The nasty fight c...

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