VA’s decision to shutdown in-house compensation and pension exams raises concerns

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to shut down in-house compensation and pension exams is raising serious concerns amongst ex-employees and lawmakers alike.

According to an article published by Stars and Stripes, “In addition to concerns about the backlog, lawmakers are worried about the quality of exams performed by contractors. [Senators] argued that contractors had less experience evaluating veterans’ unique conditions and could misdiagnose them, leading to an increase in appeals.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability