Legion gets look at VA pilot program

On Sept. 23, American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle attended a veterans service organization briefing presented by the Veterans Benefit Administration. The main topic was the new pilot program "Disability Benefits Questionnaire."

The program is designed to streamline the claims process by utilizing questionnaires for specific medical issues to be filled out by non-VA physicians. This will allow veterans to expedite necessary exams with their local provider.

The final announcement for the program to become fully in force is the 1st of October 2010.