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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said that as a veteran himself, no one wants to see disability claim backlogs cleared more than he does. He told a House subcommittee on Thursday, April 18, 2013, that the agency is making progress. (Associated Press)

    House impatient with VA's disability backlog

    President Obama touts veterans care as a top priority of his presidency, but lawmakers increasingly weary of the long waits and hassles that veterans face in receiving disability benefits are pressuring Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinsheki to produce results.

  • ** FILE ** Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki: Agency on target for ending backlog

    Although the number of pending veterans' disability claims keep soaring, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Sunday said he's committed to ending the backlog in 2015 by replacing paper with electronic records.

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  • he told senators that the backlog is "unacceptable" and pledged to eliminate it by 2015, the same year he hopes to have the transition from paper to electronic records complete.

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  • He said a recent decision to allow more post-traumatic stress disorder cases and add new diseases, such as exposure to Agent Orange, to the list of illnesses and conditions the agency would treat as a disability ballooned the agency's case burden by the hundreds of thousands.

    House impatient with VA's disability backlog →

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