Disabilities incurred during combat last a lifetime though, and yet a lifetime is what it feels like to be a part of the backlog of veterans awaiting disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But since this spring there has been remarkable success in addressing and decreasing the backlog. Joining The Takeaway is Aaron Glantz, reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, who documented the backlog at its worst and has watched the improvement all this year.
According to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been over medicating veterans, which feeds addictions and contributes to a fatal overdose rate among VA patients. Joining us to discuss this is Aaron Glantz, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Leaked internal Veterans Affairs documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting show that delays at Department of Veterans Affairs New York office are far worse than the agency has publicly let on.
If you’re a New York veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota – where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.