CVA Responds to Senate Bill (S. 928)

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We believe that S. 928 will contribute to upholding our nation’s promise by supporting Secretary Eric K. Shinseki’s goal adjudicating the majority of VA claims within 120 days.  We support the majority of the aforementioned, and respectfully submit recommendations in support of this Act.  Notwithstanding, we strongly oppose Section 201 of the Act, as its implementation would lead to a less effective appeals system because it creates a costly and unnecessary review process, as well as a significant risk of perpetuating: “…a negative claims experience preventing a veteran from seeking mental health care or help battling homelessness.”