Veterans Disability Claims: Transformation Initiatives at 12 Regional Offices
In 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a goal of processing veterans’ disability benefit claims in less than 125 days with a 98% accuracy rate, by the year 2015. In early 2012, a pilot program for transforming current systems was implemented at a few regional offices and now the VA is ready to put it to work in an additional 12 offices by years end.
Before 2013 rolls around, the VA will be implementing their transformation plan at 12 regional offices across the nation. The plan consists of more than 40 measures that were evaluated for their ability to increase accuracy and efficiency of the many steps in the veterans’ disability benefits claim process.
With the backlogged claims still in the hundreds of thousands the VA has been working diligently to speed up claim processing times without sacrificing accuracy and fairness to claimants. If these 12 new initiatives prove to be successful, the transformation plan will be implemented in the remaining 40 regional offices starting in 2013.
While the VA is doing its fair share of the work to help speed up and validate disability claims, veterans seeking benefits can also take steps to improve their claim’s chances as well. By working with a veterans’ disability representative when filing your initial claim you can help avoid some of the many mistakes that can delay or deny a disability claim.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.