Va Slashes Benefits Backlog

 
Published on Nov. 14, 2013

Description: Far fewer veterans are facing long waits for disability compensation after the Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the backlog, including mandating case worker overtime and rolling out a new computer system. The progress came amid a torrent of public pressure that followed a March report (http://cironline.org/reports/vas-ability-quickly-provide-benefits-plummets-under-obama-4241) from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Credits: Reporter: Aaron Glantz Producer, camera, editor: Adithya Sambamurthy Graphics: David Ritsher Senior producer: Amanda Pike Story editor: Amy Pyle Executive producer: Susanne Reber