Friday, May 31, 2013

Who is in the Backlog?

Jim Fausone
Veteran Disability Attorney

Ok, you have heard about the backlog of claims at VA.  But who is in that clog?  Vietnam era veterans account for the largest share of the 865,000 veterans stuck in the clog.  They are 37% of the clog according to VA statistics. The post 9-11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq account for 20%. The remainder,43%, are from the 1991 Gulf War, Korea, World War II and times of peace. Some reasons are obvious - aging population and resulting increasing health issues and some reasons are subtle - changing attitudes.  This LA Times article discusses the clog and the reasons.

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