23 Aug '17, 9pm

VA Appeals Reform Now Law: VFW proud of united Congress and White House

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting President Trump for signing into law today the VFW-supported Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. “Today’s signing is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the VFW and other partner organizations with Congress and the VA to build consensus on how to better help veterans access their benefits,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “Under the old system, appeals could take up to five years or longer to adjudicate, and veterans had no way out. Maintaining the status quo was unacceptable, so the VFW and our partners acted with a unified voice,” he said. “As a former veterans’ service officer myself, I know first-hand that many of the veterans the VFW helps every day to access their earned benefits will be better served under this new framework,” said Harman. “We look ...

Full article: https://www.vfw.org/news-and-publications/press-room/arch...

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