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Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee says VA doing ‘good job’ despite criticism.
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VA secretary tells Legionnaires that all claims undecided a year or longer will be processed by end of the year, targets 2015 for full elimination.
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VA has gained another strong partner in its efforts to generate more fully developed claims for veterans’ disabilities.
Veterans who file fully developed claims are now eligible to receive up to one year of retroactive disability benefits.
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The American Legion’s focus on FDCs is starting to pay off.
Legion to take part in the July 17 online session; service officers, health-care providers, social workers and other professionals encouraged to register.
American Legion directors, corporate executives discuss ways they are helping veterans make transitions and file VA claims.
Congress should visit VA Regional Offices to get at the core of the claims backlog problem.
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Many benefits claims appeals languish for years due to getting caught up in VA’s internal review process.
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VA's new online application enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment.
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The panel discussion about VA reform is hosted by Concerned Veterans for American and The Weekly Standard; it’s the first of a five-part series.
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Since 2010, sensitive information on veterans has been taken from VA’s database.
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Twenty Congressmen sign 'call to action' to tackle backlog crisis.
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Senators and Congressmen stage several pre-Memorial Day events to highlight VA backlog problem.
VA’s new initiative aims to resolve 67,000 older claims in the backlog within 60 days.
Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.
Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans will participate in the Fully Developed Claims Community of Practice.
Overtime mandated for claims processors at Department of Veterans Affairs’ 56 regional benefits offices.
American Legion past national commander appointed to Louisiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Committee focuses on the overuse and misuse of medications, and the need to implement complementary and alternative therapies.
Department of Veterans Affairs announces initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer.
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If the president’s forthcoming budget proposal includes TRICARE increases, the Legion wants Congress to reject it.
Legion wants to hear from Legionnaires about specifics of their VA benefit claims in order to paint a clearer picture of the growing backlog.
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North Carolina Legionnaire Mike Dorman cited for company he founded, runs that assists veterans with mental, physical disabilities.
American Legion opposes the prioritization of some disabled wartime veterans over others when seeking their VA benefits.
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As the number of undecided claims continues to grow, The American Legion calls for greater attention to accuracy and employing more veterans as claims processors.
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VA is counting on The American Legion and other VSOs to help reduce its backlog of disability claims.
Eric Shinseki taken to task by TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. The Legion responds in defense of VA chief.
The American Legion is assisting one of VA’s regional offices with its disability claims processing.
Stakeholder Enterprise Portal developed to improve speed, accuracy and efficiency of information sharing between VA and VSOs.