Being in the military everyone knows the hurry up and wait or the standing by to stand by. In this blog post Amanda Dejesus from Hill and Ponton tells about ways veteran’s claims can be expedited:
- Veterans who are terminally ill
- Veterans who are facing extreme financial hardship and/or homelessness
- Veterans who have reached advanced age – there is uncertainty in the law as to whether the age for expedite begins at age 75 years of age or 85 years of age
The VA is notoriously known for their long wait times and their immense backlog. This will often time leave veterans who are dealing with the VA frustrated and wanting to give up. I have heard it too many times before: “the VA is just waiting for me to die”.
The VA process can be very difficult and frustrating for our veterans in their time of distress. Every veteran’s case presented to the VA is not all the same nor are they merely similar to one another. The average VA claim case can take anywhere from two to five years.