As VA works to implement appeals reform, GI Bill problems cast doubts

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As VA works to implement appeals reform, GI Bill problems cast doubts

by: Nikki Wentling | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to implement a new law in February that aims to shorten the time it takes veterans to appeal their claims for VA benefits – a process that can now last years.

While VA officials insist they’re on track to have the new system set up on time, some lawmakers are approaching the issue with a sense of unease brought on because of damaging problems when the VA tried to implement a new education benefit this year.

Issues with the new “Forever” GI Bill cast a pall over a House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing Wednesday, where lawmakers met the VA’s confidence with skepticism.

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