Can the VA clear its 128,000 backlogged claims in 75 days??
THE FOLLOWING WAS QUOTED FROM A JULY 10, 2015 STORY ON MILITARY.COM:
Just over two years ago the Veterans Affairs Department released a strategy for ending the disability claims backlog.
Today, the VA is little more than two months away from the deadline it set — the end of Fiscal Year 2015 — but currently has just under 128,000 backlogged claims.
“Maybe they’ll be able to get there by the end of the calendar year. I seriously doubt they’ll get there by end of September,” said Gerald Manar, Veterans of Foreign Wars deputy director of national services.
That’s also the view of The American Legion, where Deputy Director of Claims Zach Hearn notes VA officials have tried to squeeze in additional time by changing the target date.
“They’ve flip-flopped with the dates … by saying the end of 2015, the end of the calendar year,” Hearn told Military.com. During hearings, officials would begin talking calendar year as the goal, he said, “and soon everybody was shifting to calendar year.”
Read the rest of the story at its source: VA has only 75 days to clear backlog