veterans benefits: hire and train more personnel to do compensation and pension claims .
most regional offices only have two to three people doing claims ratings so let hire and train more people to stop the backlog of claim.
Jim Bunker commented
I see a lot of claim that are done wrong. The raters deny the claim for CF or CFS stating it is not in the vets STR, not even looking at the fact it is a presumptive. even when the vet claims it as so.
The VSO is as much to blame for this as they sign off on the rating and they did not fight this. They should know that it should not have been denied and causing the veteran two to three more years of hold time for a rating that was a no brainer.
Shawna Mouton commented
People need to do their jobs and get most of this done before ETS. If the separation process isn't thorough enough to evaluate and give the veterans admin most all the info they need backlog wouldn't be so bad. They spend more time and money processing out and give " counseling and information" as to the services to get a job etc. when they are lecturing a veteran who has to have several more surgeries and alot of psychological counseling before they are fit to enter the civilian workforce. all veterans deserve to be evaluated while active with the same level of testing a med board provides, and should be given the time to get their medical procedures completed if available before they are turning their uniforms in and sent out to the unemployment line. I do not pretend to know all the details but for some reason higher chain of command in the cases I have seen just want that ETS date to come and then "not their problem" anymore. My husband finally got a med board after making an IG complaint because his chain of command should have sent him for it a year before his ETS but apparently they hoped just to send him to get in the backed up line at the veterans admin. Leadership has actually become a joke and me neing from the civilian world and having a Masters degree in criminal justice was and still am appauled by what these people get away with to cover themselves. Corruption is out of control and it seems the higher up these people go the less likely they are to stand up and help their fellow soldiers but instead look at them as a liability. I will do whatever I have to in order to help those who served during any era because veterans deserve the same respect a fast food employee gets when they are injured on the job. Someone HELP ...
You are wasting your votes, this is not a gulf war issue.