Letters to the Editor

April 26, 2013

Veterans deserve better than claims backlog

In the article, an interview of Allison Hickey, the VA’s undersecretary for benefits, revealed that the VA has now over 1 million incoming claims a year. Those claims, along with pending claims dating back as far as and including World War II, Korea, Vietnam and recently from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, have not been getting the deserved service from the Department of Veterans Affairs needed to resolve them timely or judiciously.

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