Current Events

Easier Way To Submit Claims

July 9, 2010

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced this week plans for a fully automated, online system for handling veterans' disability compensation claims. This new system will make claims processing quicker and simpler for veterans and will begin going into effect in November of this year.

Veterans who will first have access to the system are those who were exposed to herbicides in Vietnam and who now have B-cell leukemia (hairy-cell leukemia), Parkinson's disease, or ischemic heart disease. After the initial launch of the new online system, others will eventually have access to it in a trickle-in process.

This new system will allow veterans to have their claims processed in no more than 125 days and will assist the VA in transforming into a 21st Century organization. The VA awarded $9.1 million development contract to Bethesda, MD, -based IBM to work closely with VA developers.

This development in claims processing is so significant to veterans because it means more accurate claims processing and simplifies it for them, which means that veterans can have access to their benefits quicker. When veterans are suffering from debilitating diseases, this development could be the difference between life and death. It makes it possible for veterans to have quicker access to the healthcare they need to treat their conditions.

There is a time limit to file your claim. Let us help you get it done. Call us at 1-888-888-1940 or fill out the form so we may contact you.

Stricter Standards Upheld for VA Medical Facilities

July 1, 2010

Mistakes made at the St. Louis VA Medical Center were uncovered as part of a more strict oversight of the safety of all VA medical facilities since President Obama has been in office.

No veterans are currently ill as a result of the mistakes discovered at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, however, the mistakes have been corrected and the appropriate actions have been put into place to ensure that the same mistakes won't happen again. In-depth staff training and management reviews were conducted immediately following the discovery of mistakes.

President Obama is determined to make sure that all VA healthcare facilities are operating at top-notch and that the safety and health of all veterans are protected.

There is a time limit to file your claim. Let us help you get it done. Call us at 1-888-888-1940 or fill out the form so we can contact you.