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Senators and Congressmen stage several pre-Memorial Day events to highlight VA backlog problem.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The American Legion is assisting one of VA’s regional offices with its disability claims processing.
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Stakeholder Enterprise Portal developed to improve speed, accuracy and efficiency of information sharing between VA and VSOs.
The new Claims Coach app includes a recoded directory of accredited American Legion service officers nationwide.
American Legion leader meets with president to discuss the VA backlog and how to turn military experience into credits for career credentials.
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VA secretary wants Legion to encourage student veterans nationwide to graduate.
VA says Legion can help reduce the disability claims backlog by submitting more FDCs.
Legion remains cautiously optimistic that Fully Developed Claims can cut the backlog, reduce wait times for veterans and their families.
An American Legion women veterans panel discusses the challenges women face at VA medical centers and initiatives to solve them.
Veterans in the D.C. area get a helping hand in filing claims for VA benefits.
Advocates for student veterans say VA’s current processing system for Post 9/11 GI Bill claims is not enough to minimize, eliminate delays.
American Legion service officers will be available Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C., to help local veterans apply for VA benefits.
A House subcommittee hearing examined the effectiveness of Veterans Business Administration’s 100 percent temporary disability rating.
American Legion national commander says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s idea to cut military pay is not the way to help solve debt crisis.
American Legion national commander says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposal to trim military pay is "plain wrong."
Joint VA/DoD web portal provides access to variety of military, veterans benefits resources.