Petition Closed
Petitioning The Department of Veterans Affairs and 3 others

Speed up handling of VA disability claims and appeals


90
Supporters

A recent CBS News investigation revealed 1,758 VA patients killed themselves in 2005. All told, the network estimated that more than 120 veterans commit suicide every week in the United States.

Suicides among veterans average 18 a day, by the government’s estimation, and a backlog of disability claims for post-traumatic stress disorder and other untreated ailments approaches 1 million. Veterans are losing their homes, unable to pay for medical expenses, some die awaiting years for VA claims to be processed.

Hundreds of thousands of veterans, many approaching the winter of their lives, awaiting VA disability claim decisions that will provide or deny a key source of income.

Veterans want a federal appeals court to order the Department of Veterans Affairs to make good on the nation’s commitment to take care of those wounded in mind as well as body.   The VA must speed up the  processing times for disability claims and medical files should be better automated to be more easily accessible for claims processing. 

Letter to
The Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 1 other
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Speed up handling of VA disability claims and appeals

Suicides among veterans average 18 a day, by the government’s estimation, and a backlog of disability claims for post-traumatic stress disorder and other untreated ailments approaches 1 million. Veterans are losing their homes, unable to pay for medical expenses, some die awaiting years for VA claims to be processed.

Veterans want a federal appeals court to order the Department of Veterans Affairs to make good on the nation’s commitment to take care of those wounded in mind as well as body.

Sincerely,