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Veterans need help in facing large disability benefit backlog

With thousands of veterans in Illinois and a Department of Veterans Affairs backlog, many veterans with disability qualifying conditions may not have the easiest time getting their benefits in a timely fashion. With assistance, these veterans have a better chance getting benefits quickly.

According to NPR, the backlog of disability claims in the VA has grown from 500,000 to 800,000, with officials from the department pointing to young veterans coming home injured and new rules which allow Vietnam veterans to get more compensation from exposure to the Agent Orange chemical.

There are now a number of pilot programs by VA to get more veterans in for exams and worked through the backlog, but the only thing veterans can do to help their own case at the moment is fill out their papers and get them filed as quickly as possible.

It is important for veterans to make all of their medical records available for VA consideration as soon as possible and to appeal denial decisions in a timely fashion. The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates will work hard to get a veteran their benefits as quickly as possible.