Ex-VA Boss: Elderly Vet Claims Worsen Backlog
From Military.com – “A former Department of Veterans Affairs chief questioned if veterans in their later years are filing claims from conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease that may have more to do with aging than their military service.
In 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki added illnesses such as heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and leukemia to the conditions VA officials can presume in Vietnam veterans to be caused by Agent Orange exposure. Others on the list include Type 2 diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer, and respiratory cancers, among them lung cancer….”
- Cornyn Demands Action From White House On Unacceptable VA Backlog (cornyn.senate.gov)
- Backlog Of Benefit Claims A Big Problem For VA (npr.org)
- Backlog at VA means vets must wait for claims (hamptonroads.com)