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November 13, 2009

VA Claim Backlog Costs Texas $37 Million a Month

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 10:13 pm

Is this the push that will finally reform the VA claim system, we hope so, especially if all the other States get behind a similar program.

Full Article at: Texas veterans face extraordinary claim delays
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:18pm EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Texas veterans must wait “extraordinary amounts of time” to get the federal benefits they earned, which costs them and the state economy $37 million a month, Republican Governor Rick Perry said on Thursday.

Saying his office will pay for a dozen new counselors at the Texas Veterans Commission to help clear the backlog of 39,000 disability or health claims, Perry in a statement said:

“The backlog of claims at the Veterans Administration is a national crisis and it is especially bad for Texas.””

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