The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that its Beneficiary Fiduciary Field System has allowed it to identify claim processing errors affecting approximately 14,000 veterans and survivors. These veterans' and survivors' claims were initially filed over many years. The errors concern cases in which VA had proposed that due to disability or age the beneficiary was unable to manage his or her VA benefits without assistance, but did not complete the action by transferring it within VA for appointment of a fiduciary. VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has set up a team to immediately review the cases, notify beneficiaries, complete the claim processing steps, and appoint a fiduciary as quickly as possible. For more information, veterans can call 1-888-407-0144.
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