Legion Challenges VA Claims Accuracy

The American Legion testified at a Dec. 4 hearing on Capitol Hill that examined VA's track record in processing complex disability claims that deal with conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST). Zachary Hearn, deputy director of benefits for the Legion, appeared before the House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee on disability and memorial affairs; he also submitted written testimony for the record. The Legion challenged the accuracy of online statistics from VA's Monday Morning reports, claiming they were not consistent with the Legion's review of recently adjudicated claims; of 260 claims examined, 55 percent contained errors. "This statistic is in stark contrast to the approximate 90 percent accuracy rating in claims adjudication indicated by (VA)," the Legion stated. For more details, see this article.