VA officials outlined their proposed reforms in front of the U.S. House veteran affairs’ subcommittee on disability assistance earlier this month. They involve two major future changes:
- A switch to online electronic claims processing. In the future, veterans would apply for benefits through the VONAPP Direct Connect (VDC) website and would spend under an hour filling out electronic forms. This new system would hopefully cut out months of lag time.
- A revision of the Disability Rating system. The current rating system has not been overhauled since World War II. The revision would add new illnesses, update information to include advances in medical science and make the system generally more equitable.
The VA hopes that the combination of these two reforms will make veterans’ disability benefits faster and fairer.
How will these new changes affect your own veterans’ disability claim? Speak to a Dallas veterans’ disability attorney at Morgan & Weisbrod for all of the answers to your disability application questions. Call us today at 877-898-1581to schedule a free, confidential meeting.