VA clears majority of oldest disability claims

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has cleared nearly all of its oldest disability claims, Nextgov has reported. As of Monday, the agency said it has processed 97 percent of disability claims backlogged more than two years, or roughly 65,000 claims.

The news comes on the heels of the VA's recent announcement that its new claims system has been installed in all of its regional offices. Last week, Thomas Murphy, director of the VA Compensation and Pension Service, said at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that the agency has made "significant progress" in trying to work through its backlog of more than 800,000 disability claims. The VA aims to have the backlog completely cleared by 2015. Article

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