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Semi-Annual MyVA Transformation Report Updates Current Progress

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

On November 9, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its third report on the progress it has made with the MyVA transformation process. The report details the efforts the VA and its partners have made to provide a better response to veterans’ needs and faster access to services.

The MyVA transformation project includes a focus on 12 priorities that affect current veterans’ ability to obtain the services and benefits to which they are entitled and to thrive in life after service.

Since the MyVA transformation began in July 2015, the initiative has made significant progress in improving VA services and raising awareness of the issues many veterans face.

The November progress report notes the following points of improvement and success:

  • Completion of more health care appointments: VA facilities completed 1.2 million more appointments in 2016 than they had in 2015.
  • Faster processing of disability claims: Improvements in processing methods have reduced decision wait time by 65 percent, making the current wait approximately 123 days. The VA also completed almost 1.3 million claims in Fiscal Year 2016.
  • Significant reduction of veteran homelessness: VA partnerships have reduced homelessness rates by 47 percent since 2010.
  • VA facility quality has improved: 82 percent of all VA facilities reported quality improvements since the fourth quarter of 2015.

You can access the full report on the VA’s website.

Looking for help with your veterans’ disability claim?

While the VA completed many more claims in 2016 than it had in years prior, many veterans are still waiting far too long to get the benefits they need and deserve.

The Disability Help Group helps disabled veterans complete disability applications right the first time. With our help, you can avoid unnecessary delays or denials. For help at any claims stage, call us at 800-800-2009 to learn how our disability advocates can help.