- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A recent audit by the Veterans Benefits Administration has found there have been improvements in the accuracy of how claims are reviewed at the Veterans Administration Regional Benefit Office at Fort Harrison.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1FEooza ) that the audit found the agency was accurately processing the three types of disability claims reviewed, but that about 3 percent of claims contained errors that prompted $2,410 in improper benefit payments.

The Sept. 9 audit by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General found significant improvement from a 2011 inspection when 10 of 30 cases had errors.

As of April, the Fort Harrison has 71 full-time employees and 58 percent of the more than 2,700 veterans rating claims pending had been for greater than 125 days.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com


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