December 16, 2015

US Department of Veterans Affairs Will Likely Miss Goals

According to the Associated Press, the US Department of Veterans Affairs is likely to miss its two year end goals of ending (1) veteran homelessness and (2) the backlog in disability claims.

Although the department is likely to miss these goals, there has been progress in both areas.  Since 2010, there has been a 33% decline in veteran homelessness.  Additionally, there has been a downward trend in the backlog of disability and pension claims, particularly with those that were pending for more than 125 days (from 611,000 in March 2013 to 76,000 in November 2015).