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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Backlog Claims Drop 75 percent after Obama Took Office Bush Admin Problem with Appeals

Vietnam Veterans VA Back Log
Left Over From The Bush Admin
House lawmakers to examine VA’s handling of disability appeals
By Josh Hicks
December 4 at 6:00 am
eye-opener-logo6House lawmakers plan to examine how the Department of Veterans Affairs is dealing with a growing backlog of appeals for denied disability benefits.

The House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday with testimony from veterans-advocacy groups and administration officials who oversee the VA’s processing of such claims, which have increased by 50 percent since President Obama took office.

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