Disabled veterans stuck in backlog limbo
Disabled troops returning from combat face an unexpected battle: the Department of Veterans Affairs’ growing stack of disability benefit claims, leading to processing delays of eight months or more.
In the worst cases, some VA offices - like Los Angeles’ - are so far behind that even if no new claims were filed, it could take almost three years for the backlog to be cleared.
So how long are veterans waiting your area? Find out by exploring our new interactive map - which shows wait times from around the country.
Do you have experience filing a veterans disability claim? Take a minute to help inform our reporting by sharing your experience.