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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 AM
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Report: VA's performance on benefits slips or is unchanged
Source: McClatchy

WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs fell farther behind this year in its attempts to give veterans timely decisions on their disability claims, new records show.

The latest numbers are in an annual report the VA prepares for Congress detailing a range of short- and long-term goals for its disability, health and other benefit programs. Overall, the agency either has fallen behind or has made no progress in improving its performance in more than half of what it lists as its key goals.

In the benefits measure the VA has said is "most critical to veterans" the speed of processing disability claims the agency lost ground for the third year in a row.

Moreover, McClatchy has found that the VA put a positive spin on many of its numbers, and in two instances provided Congress with incorrect or incomplete figures.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/22191.html
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 AM
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1. kick
and rec'd :mad:
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:57 AM
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2. What better way could the vets be made to feel back in civilian
life than to be given the short end of the stick when it comes to health care.

And this be our motto: Root, hog, or die!
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