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Edmonds Military Wire: VA disability claims require VA overtime

By Michael Schindler: The backlog of Veterans Affairs disability claims, which has gone up by 2,000 percent while the agency’s budget has increased by 40 percent over the past four years, has pushed the Department of Veterans Affairs to mandate overtime for claims processors in its regional offices across the country. According to a recent letter by Reps. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., the number of veterans waiting for overdue disability claims is now at 600,000, with the average wait for first-time filings at 317 to 327 days. Read Article Here