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Department of Veterans Affairs

Take care of existing claims before soliciting new ones

Outreach is a wonderful thing, and the people I know who do it are extremely dedicated and hard-working; they truly care about the people to whom they are reaching out, and they regularly go "above and beyond" to seek out every person who might be eligible to receive government benefits.

However, the number of existing claims is so huge that claims processors are swamped, and large backlogs keep growing larger.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate Backlogs of SSA and VA Disability Appeal Claims

On the SSA Web Site, it states that it takes between 3 to 5 months to receive an initial SSA disability decision. On the VA Web Site, it states that it takes up to 6 months to receive an initial VA disability decision. SSA Appeals take 2 or more years at OHA. VA Appeals take 3 or more years at the BVA.

Although initial disability processing times have improved over recent years due to Automation including Electronic... more »

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Social Security Administration

SSA Claims/Backlog

I am a Claims Rep for SSA. Everyday I take claims that range from serious/terminal to plain erroneous. My idea, is that a form should be created that specifically identifies if this alleged disability will last longer than 12 months, keep them from earning income for 12 months and possibly result in death. This will allow Claims Rep to process claims for clients that truly need the benefits. A lot of the erroneous claims... more »

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