Department of Veterans Affairs

Online Medical Document Sharing between SSA and VA

The Social Security Administration processes disability claims. There are many, many thousands backlogged.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs processes disability claims. There are many, many thousands backlogged.

 

There are hundreds of thousands of Veterans who file disability claims annually. Many of these Veterans are receiving, or have filed for, Social Security disability. In an electronic environment, and with the availability of scanning, online medical document sharing should be done.

 

It just makes sense (and dollars) to share the medical documents between these 2 agencies who do very similar work for the same American Taxpayer and Brave Veteran.

 

Productivity time will be saved, millions in shipping costs will be saved, and a quicker decision can be made, if this suggestion is approved. Thank you.

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