VA's Broken Claims System

The Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden has a disability claim, like hundreds of thousands of other veterans, that is stuck in a VA backlog, according to a report on Monday by the Center for Investigative Reporting and an article in Esquire magazine. “It is simply not acceptable for any veteran to wait many months or years for the benefits that they are entitled to receive,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “This is a priority for the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. We will do everything we can to make sure that a broken claims system is fixed.  In fact, we will be holding a hearing next month on this important issue.”