Byline: Christopher Lee; 2007-04-08; The Washington Post; pages A4
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"Hundreds of thousands of veterans, many approaching the winter of their lives, await VA disability claim decisions that will provide or deny a key source of income...Nearly 400,000 disability claims were pending as of February, including 135,741 that exceeded VA's 160-day goal for processing them. The department takes six months, on average, to process a claim, and the waiting time for appeals averages nearly two years."
Description:An article highlighting the inefficient and painstakingly slow disability claims process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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