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VA Warns Disability Claims Progress “At Risk”

The Department of Veterans Affairs warns the longer the federal shutdown drags on, the more its progress on the backlog of veteran disability claims is hampered. According to this report from the Washington Post, the VA warned Tuesday evening that it can no longer pay overtime to claims processors, an initiative officials credit with decreasing the backlog by 30 percent in the last six months.

In a statement, the VA said, “Due to the government shutdown, this clear progress for veterans and their families is at risk without immediate action by Congress to make fiscal year 2014 funding available.” Read more.