Still clinging to the myth that Veterans’ Affairs in on the right track to clearing their backlog, Eric “Black Beret” Shinseki, along with Leon Panetta, announced yesterday that the Department of Defense will be doing a better job of handing off veterans to the DVA to help the army of bureaucrats who are busy handing out benefits to liars and fakes clear the backlog of claims according to Stars & Stripes.
Panetta and Shinseki said better medical information on veterans before they leave the military will simplify claims later on, hopefully speeding up the process.
VA officials said the extra information will be especially helpful with severely wounded servicemembers, who often have multiple injuries and much more complicated paperwork.
I don’t why they think this is new. It’s exactly what happened to me when I retired in 1994. The Army gave me a complete physical and sent the records to the VA and a few months later, I went to do a physical with the VA and a few months later, my benefits were approved. So, basically, they’re just going to do what they should have been doing all along.
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said those efforts, combined with earlier department initiatives to create express service for simple claims and highly trained processing teams for complex ones, will help ease the problem in 2013 and keep the agency on track to eliminate the backlog by the end of 2015.
Everyone who thinks that the DVA can off their ass and clear the backlog of records that they accumulated over the last four years in the next three years, raise your hands…yeah, me neither.