A new report released by the non-profit organization National Center for Policy Analysis has evidence that 60% of the 31% of claims that are denied by the Veterans Administration are done so erroneously. Additionally the reports finds that 60% of the claims will take longer than 125 days to be processed and 4% are completely lost.
I doubt anyone finds this shocking, but are we being too complacent in accepting the status quo never changing?
• Thirty-one percent of claims filed with the Veterans Affairs Department are likely to be denied — and 60 percent of those denials will be erroneous.
• Sixty percent of claims will take longer than 125 days to be processed, more than 7 percent of claims will be misplaced, and 4 percent will be completely lost.
• A veteran calling VA’s benefits hotline has just a 49 percent chance of being connected to someone and receiving a correct answer.