House Approves Legislation to Cut Processing Time on VA Disability Appeals

The House has approved legislation to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts. It’s an effort to reduce a rapidly growing claims backlog. The bill would overhaul the current VA appeals process, long described by VA Secretary David Shulkin and his predecessors as “broken.” Lawmakers hope the legislation ultimately could reduce average wait times to less than a year.

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