Disability Claim

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Since the early 1600’s, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been the leader in supporting veterans. Congress established a system in 1917 for veteran benefits that targeted disability compensation. These services included programs for disability compensation, insurance for service personnel and Veterans, and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled veteran. In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an Executive Order that created the Veterans Administration. The administration started consolidating government activities dealing with war veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs has drastically changed over the years and encompasses many different facets. The increase in foreign wars and conflicts has brought about an influx of…show more content…
By directly linking Veterans ' physicians in providing explicit information needed to assess their claims will lead to a less backlogging in the assessment and quicker compensation decisions. Another improvement to help eliminate the backlog of disability claims is using technological modernization to reduce time wasted completing paperwork. By going paperless, this will allow the veteran and family member to file their claim online eliminating the mail time to the regional office. All Veteran Affairs examination results should be electronically available to claims adjudicators to assist them in ensuring the receipt of processing claim quickly. Mike Walcoff (2010), the Associate Deputy Undersecretary for field operations, while speaking at a joint hearing before Congress expressed that deploying this new initiative to create paperless claims would simplify and improve the claims processing system. Another initiative is to solicit volunteers and train them to become a part of the claims processing staff to accelerate the claim process. Also, in the hearing Walcoff (2010) stated that there was a need for transformation in the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide the best service available to our Nation 's Veterans, and their…show more content…
By directly linking Veterans ' physicians in providing explicit information needed to assess their claims will lead to a less backlogging in the assessment and quicker compensation decisions. Another improvement to help eliminate the backlog of disability claims is using technological modernization to reduce time wasted completing paperwork. By going paperless, this will allow the veteran and family member to file their claim online eliminating the mail time to the regional office. All Veteran Affairs examination results should be electronically available to claims adjudicators to assist them in ensuring the receipt of processing claim quickly. Mike Walcoff (2010), the Associate Deputy Undersecretary for field operations, while speaking at a joint hearing before Congress expressed that deploying this new initiative to create paperless claims would simplify and improve the claims processing system. Another initiative is to solicit volunteers and train them to become a part of the claims processing staff to accelerate the claim process. Also, in the hearing Walcoff (2010) stated that there was a need for transformation in the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide the best service available to our Nation 's Veterans, and their families. References: USDVA. (2010). New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process. Retrieved February 26, 2016, from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1987 Walcoff,

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