VA Disability Claims Backlog

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What the VA says that it will do:

In response to growing pressure, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has stated that by 2015, their goal is to eliminate the VA disability claims backlog and process all claims within 125 days with 98% accuracy.

VA Strategic Plan

VA Strategic Plan to Eliminate the Compensation Claims Backlog


What the VA actually accomplishes:

Veterans currently face an average of 315 days for an initial claim to be processed. In 2012, the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) overturned 28.9% of the denials issued for compensation claims, and errors were found in another 46% of appealed claims. These claims were sent back to the original VA Regional Office for an additional review.

VA Disability Claims Backlog - Appeals

Appeals Filed at Agency of Jurisdiction FY 09 – FY 12

The same empty promises are made by the VA year after year. Sadly, it is highly unlikely that major changes will take effect anytime soon.  As we can see by the error rates, the VA examiners consistently get it wrong when they decide to deny a claim. If you have a denied claim, don’t take no for an answer and get much needed help. An appeal can take much longer than the initial claim decision unless you know the VA appeals process.



Why risk going it alone when you are dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs?

Get a professional advocate by your side who will fight for your claim to be approved. Call us today and don’t become another victim of the VA disability claims backlog. We know the law and we know the system. We can help you just like we have helped hundreds of veterans and their families over the years.


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