Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shocking New Numbers on Veteran Claim Wait Times

Source: Bergmann & Moore

Veteran-focused law firm Bergmann & Moore has published an article with startling new numbers regarding VA's ongoing claims crisis.

As part of that article:

In an article published Monday, the Bay Citizen reports the national wait time for Veterans averages 273 days.  However, VBA’s internal data reveals a far more serious claim delay and error crisis:
  • Veterans filing their first claim, including those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, actually wait nearly two months longer – between 316 and 327 days.
  • Veterans filing for the first time in America’s largest cities wait up to twice as long – 642 days in New York, 619 days in Los Angeles and 542 days in Chicago.
  • Veterans waiting more than a year for their benefits grew from 11,000 in 2009, the first year of Obama’s presidency, to 245,000 in December 2012.

Read the full 
Bergmann & Moore article, and get help with appealing a denied VA claim, here:

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