A partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration will soon help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in their initiative to digitalize veterans’ disability benefit claims.
The backlog of disability claims has been causing continued concern for the VA since the estimates of claims pending numbered in the 800,000s the first quarter of 2012. The push for a paperless, online claims system has resulted in veterans being able to file new claims online, but did little to help the thousands of disabled veterans whose paper claims are still in queue.
By working with the National Archives, the VA hopes to use their high quality scanning system to transfer the billions of pages that make up the current claim backlog into the electronic Veterans Benefits Management System implemented earlier this year.
Having all of your disability claim paperwork in one easily accessable file is important for both organization and expedition of your claim. The better assembled and documented your claim is, the faster it can be processed by the VA so you can avoid errors that may jeopardize your benefits and result in a wrongful denial.
At Veterans Help Group our disability law firm has already taken the digital leap into paperless disability claim processing. Our customized database system has allowed our firm to develop a digital client record system that allows attorneys to access a client’s complete disability claim and supporting documents with a few clicks of their mouse.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.