New rules aim to streamline the process of claims appeals in hopes of easing a backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs that is expected to surpass 500,000 cases soon. To get them, veteran groups had to give the VA more leeway on some parts of the claims process.
New rules aim to streamline the process of claims appeals in hopes of easing a backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs that is expected to surpass 500,000 cases soon. To get them, veteran groups had to give the VA more leeway on some parts of the claims process. Charles Dharapak AP
New rules aim to streamline the process of claims appeals in hopes of easing a backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs that is expected to surpass 500,000 cases soon. To get them, veteran groups had to give the VA more leeway on some parts of the claims process. Charles Dharapak AP

Law aims to ease claim appeals backlog, but vet groups had to give up some protections

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