“Glitch” blamed for delaying veterans disability claims for years

From AirForceTimes.com: “About 32,000 veterans’ disability claims were delayed — some as long as five years — due to a technical flaw in federal filing systems, Veterans Affairs officials acknowledged this week.” Although the number of claims is reported to be a “fraction” of the millions of claim filed since the beginning 2018, “Department leaders could not say how many of the claims affected were first-time submissions versus supplemental filings looking to increase existing disability payouts.”

Those veterans whose claims were delayed due to the glitch will be awarded back pay “once their files are handled,” according to the VA.