Yesterday the VA OIG released this report on the Appeals situation.
It is a staggering rendition of what so many of you here have had put up with.
I could copy and past here some of the parts- such as the many errors that still are made at the RO level,
,the lack of proper follow- through on remands, payments from BVA grants taking excessive amounts of time- eve appeals being closed prematurely, etc etc- best that everyone read it for themselves.
It even mentions how attorney and agent fees are higher due to delays.
Many here have experienced the very issues that this report highlights.
I wonder if this is what caused the firing yesterday of the Secretary.
If so, this should be the first thing the new Secretary deals with.
The problem with VA OIG investigative reports is that they only involve claims that are picked at random as I understand it, and the VA OIG has not have the time to access most of the claims at each RO.
I dont know why they don’t access sites like ours to see how many vets have problems due to VA inefficiency and VA errors.
Or better yet. Hear from veterans themselves- but the VA OIG has never gotten directly involved in individual claims issues…unless it could be an issue like Keith Roberts had.
Maybe this could be the first issue the new Sec tackles-I changed my VACO template this AM.
Our Vet Orgs have been inaffective in fighting for our basic rights, to expect our ROs to do much better.
Veterans can have input to change this…….I have been griping about these unconscionable issues and errors for decades.
(I changed my VA Template already and am re mailing my recent letter to the new VA Secretary.Is anyone here willing to write to him about their specific problems with their claims?)
Secretary Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20420
And send a Copy to President Donald J.Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500