Long Delays for Veterans with Mail-Order Medications

Veterans that rely on the U.S Postal Service for mail-order medications are experiencing long delays after recent changes made to the service including cutting staff hours and removing high-volume mail-processing machines.

According to an article published by Stars and Stripes, “Changes have also prompted concern among veterans and lawmakers about delays for mail-order prescriptions and other vital VA mail. The VA fills 80 percent of its prescriptions by mail — about 120 million prescriptions per year arriving daily to 330,000 veterans. In a letter Friday, a group of lawmakers…to fix the problem. Disabled American Veterans issued its own call Monday, asking Congress…to immediately fund the Postal Service so veterans could get their VA mail without delay.”

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability