VA’s benefits appeals process will see a dramatic changeover next month

   Jan 22, 2019     FOLLOW US

Veterans and Retirement Report   VA’s benefits appeals process will see a dramatic changeover next month  A new process for all appeals of veterans’ benefits cases will go into effect on Feb. 19.  Read Story  
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The ruling means that private companies involved in burn pit operations will likely not face punishment for their role.
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