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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:40 PM

1 in 5 veterans' military sexual trauma claims were wrongly denied or mishandled by VA officials say

1 in 5 veterans' military sexual trauma claims were wrongly denied or mishandled by VA, officials say
https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/1-in-5-veteran-mst-claims-wrongfully-denied-by-va-officials

For nearly two years, about one in five veteran military sexual trauma claims were wrongfully denied or improperly handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials told Congress Wednesday.

In September 2019, VBA completed a review of about 9,700 previously-denied MST claims from Oct. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Of the 9,700 the agency reviewed, about 1,900 "required additional development" so they were initially wrongly denied or improperly handled, VBA Undersecretary for Field Operations Willie Clark told Congress.

That amounts to about one in every five MST claims during that period being wrongly denied or handled incorrectly.

Since September 2019, of the 1,900 still being worked on, Clark said VA found that about 460 deserved to be approved and have their disability percentage increased. Another 500 are still being worked on, Clark said, and about 900 claims decisions were sustained or remained denied.


An ol high school mate runs a law firm and focuses on disability claims, esp for veterans. Hes doing wonderful work

Articles like this literally sicken me

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