VA processes 34 percent of veteran claims older than one year

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 01:25 PM.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly has reduced the backlog of disability compensation claims from 611,000 to 400,835, or 34 percent, since April.

Additionally, VA improved the accuracy of disability ratings, and provided hundreds of thousands of claims decisions to veterans who have waited the longest.

The Veterans Benefits Administration directed 20 hours of mandatory overtime per month for claims processors, interrupted only during the government shutdown.

VBA will continue its effort son further reducing the backlog, focusing on claims that have been pending the longest.

Filing an electronic Fully Developed Claim at is the quickest way for veterans to get a decision on their compensation claim.

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