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VA, White House vow to speed up disability claims process for vets

WASHINGTON - The White House and the Department of Veterans Affairs say that they're pushing hard to speed up the slow and cumbersome disability claims process and that a recent overhaul to the system should start to yield benefits soon.

April 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Disabled vets face delays, errors as system upgrade frustrates VA

WASHINGTON - The processing time for disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs worsened in a majority of its regional offices last year, and the VA has struggled with its much-anticipated plan to correct its problems, according to two recent audits and a review of department data.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Survey: Many vets unaware of benefits

WASHINGTON - More than half of America's veterans say they have little or no understanding of the benefits they're entitled to, despite efforts over recent years to match returning soldiers with the help and services they need.

November 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Disability claims surge for recent vets

WASHINGTON - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, but the long-term costs of caring for those wounded in battle is on path to rival the costs of the Vietnam War.

December 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
It's difficult to find where the bailout billions have gone

It's difficult to find where the bailout billions have gone

WASHINGTON — Although hundreds of well-trained eyes are watching over the $700 billion that Congress last year decided to spend bailing out the nation's financial sector, it's still difficult to answer some of the most basic questions about where the money went.

August 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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