26 Feb '13, 6pm

VA backlog continues to mount; no clear solutions in sight

Related VA hopes to eliminate backlog in benefits claims by end of 2015 VA backlog on education payouts at record level VA unveils new process to eliminate backlog; critics await results DOD lends staff to VA to address claims backlog Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims Stars and Stripes veterans coverage WASHINGTON — VA Secretary Eric Shinseki pledged Tuesday that his department will make progress toward ending the benefits backlog this year. House and Senate leaders promised to tackle the issue in upcoming hearings. Veterans groups are lobbying lawmakers this week on the depth of the problem. But exactly how anyone can fix the mounting headache remains unclear. As of last week, the benefits backlog – the number of claims pending for more than 125 days – sat above 600,000 cases, up about 7 percent from a year ago. The average claim takes a...

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