Photograph of Civil War soldiers in a hospital, circa 1963. U.S. National Archives
The VA has reportedly hired more people to help reduce the backlog. Too many veterans have been waiting for benefits for too long. I am helping veterans in their 70s who have been waiting eight years for resolution. Writing letters to your Senators might help. But I have my doubts.
In any event, here’s to any good news!
Of late, the VA has reportedly hired more claims processors, revamped its training regimen and made it a standing requirement employees work 20 hours of overtime each month to clear the backlog, and — perhaps most notably — instituted a new computer system allowing workers to consider a vet’s injuries with a few mouse clicks.