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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:15 PM

Unacceptable: Some Veterans Are Waiting Up to 506 Days for Benefits

http://www.politicususa.com/unacceptable-veterans-waiting-506-days-benefits.html

Senator Boxer is leading a bipartisan group urging the Deptartment of Defense to work more effectively with the VA to give our disabled veterans the care worthy of their sacrifice.

In a letter, the Senators pointed out how long some of our veterans wait for care, writing, “We represent states with some of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Tragically, these men and women are also waiting years to access the benefits they need and deserve—449 days on average in New York, 506 days in Los Angeles, and 439 days in Waco, according to VA. This is simply unacceptable.”

According to testimony given on March 13, 2013 before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the Senate, the average wait time for a claim to be processed was 260 days in fiscal year 2012.

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urging greater cooperation between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help address the severe backlog of veterans’ disability claims.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:25 PM

1. Why can this happen? nt

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:01 PM

2. For the same reason getting SSD...

 

takes two years- greed.

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