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Topic - Veterans Appeals
Dear Sgt. Shaft: We have been in combat with the VA for far too long now, since 1987. My wife was injured at boot camp in 1980 and did not receive proper care at that time. She was also the victim of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), which should expedite her claims, but has been ignored thus far.
It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would significantly reduce the government's lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. But the president's pledge not only remains unfulfilled, it has become a rallying cry for sick veterans, their widows and their advocates.
It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: he would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: all veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days.