I always tell my Veteran clients to expect long delays by the Veterans Administration in their attempts to get VA disability benefits. It is a shame that I spend more time talking about the fact that there will be extraordinarily long delays by the VA in processing and deciding the claim than I do in talking about their actual disability claim itself! In order to further explain to my own veteran clients that there will be long delays, I ask them to read the blog posts that I have written previously about this topic.
In addition to any discussion about VA delays with my Veteran clients regarding their disability claims, I like to tell this story with pictures and video.
Here are pictures, as taken by the VA Inspector General, of VA claims files sitting in the Winston-Salem Regional Office.
There is even more information available to explain this dilemma. Although The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is now over, here is a look back at some of Jon Stewart’s most famous rants on the topic. On several occasions, The Daily Show called out the VA for its backlog of VA disability claims.
I have written about this topic several times and I like to use these blog posts and videos to assist in explaining to my own Veteran clients about the inexplicably long delays in the process. I also tell all of my VA disability clients that it could be worse. Hopefully, when Veterans come to me for help, they are just fighting for a VA disability claim and not over actual VA health care.