Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of the VA, recently announced that progress is being made in spending the VA’s $1.4 billion share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Secretary Shinseki said that the money is being used to “target programs of greatest interest to veterans” such as:
- Reduction of our claims backlog
- Improvement of our health care facilities
- Preservation of our national cemeteries
- Health of veteran-owned businesses
One of the goals of the Act was to increase employment across the country and the VA has awarded 70% of “non-recurring maintenance projects” to veteran-owned small businesses. The Secretary said that those businesses run by service-disabled veterans are of particular import to him.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation by the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. We can appeal your rating decision and fight for your rights. You are entitled to certain programs and benefits based upon your VA rating decision so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.