The anticipated cost saving for the government is an estimate three million dollars.
The BVA relies upon the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 57 Regional Offices (ROs) to schedule BVA Video and... more »
Eliminate all social security claims except those that have reached the retirement age.
The VA has a Rating Schedule which is used on every VA Disability claim. On the Rating Schedule, some percentages for disabilities are set up for "mild" or "moderate" or "moderately severe", etc. One Rating Specialist can grant 10% whereas another can grant 20% or 30%. The Rating Schedule should be less subjective to allow for proper payments to be made to Veterans.
Each duty station should have specific claims examiners assigned to them. If the claims examiners would be more familiar with each specific agencies operations, the system would work much better.
In addition, I should not have make multiple calls to the same agency to get answers. I should be able to call one person who is responsible for handling all my claims.