23 Aug '17, 9pm

Trump signs appeals modernization act at American Legion convention

President Trump signed legislation Wednesday at The American Legion’s National Convention that will go a long way toward fixing the beleaguered VA appeals process. “To fulfill our patriotic duties, we must take care of our great veterans,” Trump told about 9,000 American Legion members at the second day of the general session in Reno, Nev. “One year ago at this gathering, I promised you that I would make it my priority to fix the broken VA system and deliver to our veterans the care they so richly deserve.” The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 creates three appeals “lanes.” Veterans would choose the one that best suits his or her needs. The three lanes will be: • Local Higher Level Review Lane in which an adjudicator reviews the same evidence considered by the original claims processor. • New Evidence Lane in which the veteran could submit new evi...

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