What is the VA’s Tiger Team?

Did you know that the VA maintains a special claims processing unit that expedites high priority compensation claims from across the nation?

The team of senior adjudicators is located in the Cleveland VA Regional Office. The Tiger Team was formed in November of 2001 with a goal of quickly processing claims from veterans age 70 or older that have been pending for over one year. Typically, WWII and Korean War veterans are the claimants served by the Tiger Team.  The team works in collaboration with nine Resource Centers and processes no less than 1,380 claims per month.

The Tiger Team has three main duties:

  • Developing needed evidence
  • Preparing rating decisions
  • Processing award actions

While precise information on the processing time of a typical claim reviewed by the Tiger Team is not available on the VA’s website, some veterans say they received a rating decision within 10-15 business days.

Have you received a rating decision from the Tiger Team? Do you know anyone who has? If so, share your experience with other readers in our forum, Your Voice.

If you are disabled vet and need assistance with your VA disability claim, contact the disability rights law firm of Veterans Help Group.