|On Veterans Day, Braley Calls on Administration to Fix Disability Claims Backlog|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Amanda Bowman|
|Monday, 12 November 2012 15:27|
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Bruce Braley (IA-01) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to take action on the Disability Claims backlog following a recent Washington Post report that states nearly 900,000 veterans’ claims are in pending status.
Rep. Braley has a long history of fighting to secure benefits for our troops and veterans and working to eliminate the claims backlog. Braley has been an avid supporter of creating a fully-integrated electronic processing system for VA records so they can be processed more efficiently. He has also secured GI Bill education benefits for hundreds of members of the Iowa Guard, successfully fought for overdue backpay for Iowa Guard members, and in 2009, introduced legislation to eliminate combat zone documentation barriers which often prevent veterans injured while serving in combat from getting the disability benefits that they deserve. Braley has repeatedly urged Congress and the Administration to tackle the claims backlog, and make veterans' benefit forms more understandable.
Braley's office is dedicated to ensuring full benefits for Iowa veterans. If you are a veteran or veteran family member and are experiencing difficulties with the federal government, please contact Rep. Braley's Waterloo office at 319-287-3233.# # #
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