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Left Over From The Bush AdminHouse 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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