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Michael Astrue, Social Security Administration, SSA

From a former commissioner, advice for the next team at Social Security

Social Security is an agency in some crisis as labor relations are strained with ongoing uncertainty over their contracts.

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Scanning military records now will improve disability claims process later, VBA says

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

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VBA says it will reduce disability claims backlog by fall, but Congress isn’t so sure

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Teresa Pfender, Appeals Officer, Office of Appellate Operations, SSA

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VA’s disability claims backlog down by 44 percent, but problems remain

The Department of Veterans Affairs believes it is on track to end its disability claims backlog by 2015. It’s an uphill fight, considering that more than…

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VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less…

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As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA’s decisions are still waiting years, on average.

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