Birmingham Veterans Disability Attorneys Discuss VA Internal Policy and Procedure
April 28th, 2015|
When members of our nation’s armed forces are injured in the line of duty, they may be entitled to veterans disability benefits. However, the Birmingham veterans disability attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that hundreds of thousands of former and current service members are awaiting decisions on their claims.
One Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) office reported a backlog of roughly 31,000 veterans’ claims, with individuals waiting an average of 312 days for a decision.
Problems like these have prompted the VA to take corrective action. According to 12 News Now, the VA has pledged to begin a review of policies and procedures to help ensure veterans are receiving the benefits and care they deserve.
VA officials announced they would be reexamining strategies for improving productivity, such as requiring employees to work overtime and procedural systems that encourage workers to use shortcuts to complete tasks. Replacing top management positions at problematic offices is being considered as well.
Officials hope resolutions can be implemented within a 180 day time frame.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we recognize the struggles many veterans face in order to receive the care they deserve. That’s why our Birmingham personal injury lawyers are here to help if your claim for veterans disability benefits was denied. Give us a call at (800) 477-7510 to get help now.