survivor benefits

Superintendent Keith Stadler, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris touch a headstone belonging to Inez Crittenden during a tour of Suresnes American Cemetery in Suresnes, France on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Inez Crittenden of Oakland, Calif., led a team of 232 bilingual switchboard operators known as the

How automation is showing a lot of promise in approving veterans’ survivors dependency claims

Automation can help VA process survivors claims when a veteran passes away, which currently takes more than two months on average.

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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The Rainbow Flag flies beneath the American flag at the Stonewall National Monument, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in New York. The Rainbow Flag, an international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, was flown for the first time at the monument. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OPM will allow same-sex spouses of deceased federal employees a chance to apply for survivor benefits

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