The Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to veterans has crossed a major milestone. VA has reduced its inventory of backlogged claims from a high of 611,000 claims in March of 2013 to fewer than 200,000 last week. Veterans increasingly are filing claims electronically from the start at the eBenefits website. Veterans can submit their applications online, upload their supporting documentation, and check the status of their claim through the multi-channel Web portal that has nearly 60 self-service features.
For more on veteran programs, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.