Veterans Affairs Disability Claims

Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as… read more

Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as traumatic brain injuries. The first panel of veterans and military spouses included a widow of a Vietnam War veteran whose claim, filed 23 years previously, had still not been finalized. Members of the second panel of representatives of veterans' groups and the third panel of Veterans Affairs Department officials discussed reasons for the backlog of claims, the different paths claims follow, and the tension between processing claims quickly and issues with the accuracy of claims processing, particularly claims involving complex medical issues. close

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  • Abrams, Ronald B. Joint Executive Director National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Bergmann, Glenn R. Attorney (Former) Department of Veterans Affairs->Office of the General Counsel's Appellate Litigation Division
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Veterans Affairs Disability Claims

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Program ID:
316618-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 4, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2013

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  • Dec 04, 2013 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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