Group Sues over Delay in Processing Benefit Claims for Blue Water Navy Vets

A legal organization serving veterans has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over its decision to defer claims adjudications for “Blue Water Navy” Vietnam vets until Jan. 1, 2020, or later.

VA officials have said the delay is needed to ensure that employees are prepared to process the influx of claims. Wells, whose organization sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie earlier this month asking him to immediately begin processing claims, called the delay “unconscionable.” More…

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