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WASHINGTONWASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider a 10-point plan this week to address the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Tuesday. “When our veterans return from war,...
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
Watchdog with Paul MuschickThe Department of Veterans Affairs has come up with several ideas to eliminate the backlog of veterans claims for benefits. It previously has announced a move to electronic claims processing and said it would expedite claims that have been pending......
Five years ago, we wrote in this space about a fledgling new program at the College of William and Mary Law School that would train students in the law while helping military veterans at the same time. The school was hosting a "cider and cake" session to...
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's visit to Connecticut earlier this month to promote his new all-automated claims processing system was just so much "blah, blah, blah," according to one unimpressed Vietnam vet. Who can blame veterans for...
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The Miami HeraldThe following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, May 23: As Memorial Day nears, the plight of Americans who have borne the burden of fighting our wars should be uppermost in the minds of their countrymen. The growing frustration with...
Nine law schools across the country have expressed an interest in how the College of William and Mary is working to reduce the backlog of veteran's disability claims, Sen. Mark R. Warner said Thursday. The Virginia senator has taken a personal interest...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
Under fire for its backlog of disability claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced it would enlist the help of two established service organizations to speed the process. The Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion...
Like many World War II veterans, he speaks modestly about his service. He is quiet and a polite listener, not the kind to draw attention to himself. But a few months ago, as he visited the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, other veterans noticed...
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims. The Baltimore office,...
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