Recent headlines indicate that there will be significant changes with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you are in metro Detroit or the Grand Rapids area, we can help explain these changes.
Many of these changes are caused by the backlog of applications for “service connected” pension benefits and healthcare benefits. A recent article in the Washington Post suggests that the problem not only exists within the Department of Veterans Affairs but extends into the Social Security Administration and other governmental agencies.
Despite the backlog, the federal government through the president’s executive order maintains that applications for “non-service” connected benefits, including improved pension and aid and attendance benefits will continue to be processed in a timely fashion.