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ID:

628

Date:

2013-03-11

Headline:

VAís ability to quickly provide benefits plummets under Obama

Reporter's name:

Aaron Glantz

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Center for Investigative Reporting

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Despite promising to fix bureaucratic problems that force veterans to wait for benefits, the Obama Administrationís Department of Veterans Affairs has seen reforms falter, backlogs of claims increase, and processing stagnate, undercutting Department claims that it will be able to eliminate its growing backlog by 2015.

Notes:

Aaron Glantz, who wrote the story for the Center for Investigative Reporting, used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to NPR (http://www.npr.org/2013/03/19/174639343/veterans-face-red-tape-accessing-disability-other-benefits).

Keywords:

Department of Veterans Affairs, Obama Administration, reform, bureaucracy, benefits, Eric Shinseki

Impact:

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki faced increased questioning, according to the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/us/shinseki-faces-mounting-criticism-over-backlog-of-benefit-claims.html)

URL:

http://cironline.org/reports/vas-ability-quickly-provide-benefits-plummets-under-obama-4241


Agencies:

VA

States:

CA
DC
IL
NY
TX

Categories:

military
veteran


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