Congressman Farenthold Questions Senior VA Officials on Veterans Claims Backlog
October 30, 2013
More than half of veterans who file a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs will end up waiting 125 days or more for their claim to be processed. As of mid-October this year, there were more than 717,000 backlogged claims at the VA.
This is an outrage, and the VA should be dedicating all of its available resources to correcting it. At a recent Congressional hearing, I questioned senior VA officials about these reports of wasteful spending and mismanagement of taxpayer funds.