On Monday, Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, announced that the House Appropriations Committee included his recommendations on Veterans Affairs disability claims processing and changes to mental health care rules in this year’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill.
McNerney recommends that the Board of Veterans Appeals should consider hiring additional staff to address the growing claims backlog. He also recommends the BVA report back to Congress each year on the steps it is taking to reduce that backlog.
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