VA Announces Changes to Expedite Veterans Disability Claims

Jan. 9, 2013

The government is making strides towards eliminating the backlog of Veterans’ Disability Benefits claims. But millions of new claims continue to be filed each year, which creates a cycle that will continue to compound unprocessed claims. However, according to a press release from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), efforts are being made to streamline the claims process by eliminating certain steps from the approval process.

The VA stated it will no longer require veterans to file an annual Eligibility Verification Report (EVR) in order to receive benefits. The statement went on to explain how eliminating this process will make getting disability benefits easier for soldiers and their families and also expedite the approval process while freeing manpower to work on processing the backlog of claims awaiting approval.

VA officials also explained how they had partnered with both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) in sharing information regarding veterans and their cases in an effort to improve the efficiency of veterans’ disability claims processing.

The Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm realize just how complex the claims process for receiving veterans’ disability benefits can be and suggest discussing your case with an attorney if you are preparing to file a claim or have had a claim denied in the past.

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