The Veterans Benefit Administration has implemented new rules that have already delayed benefits for many veterans and could potentially reduce their benefits even further. They are also unfairly targeting the claims processors. Here’s what we’re doing about it.
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From AFGEs site. AFGE may be on your sh*t list, but whistleblowers are AFGE and so are veterans and great civilians doing great jobs. We should not throw the baby out with the bath water and ignore their warnings on this. Be smart – read the article, forewarned is forearmed.
If you are a veteran who has a service-connected disability, you need to pay attention to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new rules governing disability claims processing. These new rules have been implemented since March, and they have already delayed benefits for many veterans and could potentially reduce their benefits even further. That’s because the new rules are preventing the claims processors from quickly and accurately processing their disability claims.
How claims get delayed under the new rules:
- New rules set an unworkable time limit on claims processing.
- Claims processing rules change daily.
- The new performance monitoring system only looks at the number of claims processed, not items that have been completed.
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