Over 600,000 veterans are stuck in the VA disability benefits backlog. Claims are supposed to be processed in 125 days or less. Right now the national average is 273 days.
But the disability backlog isn't the only place that vets are waiting for services. Vets from all generations routinely wait too long for health care, education benefits, mental health care and benefits for dependents. Long wait times for the benefits that veterans have earned have a devastating impact on veterans and their families who are trying to successfully transition to civilian life. You can tell your story here.
To submit your story or photo, click Submit in the top center of this page. From here, if you are uploading a photo, click on "Submit a Text Post" then select "Submit a Photo" from the drop-down.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis or just need to talk to someone, call the Veterans Crisis Line for free, confidential support. Dial 1-800-273-8255, Press 1.
Please sign the petition calling on President Obama to #EndTheVABacklog at IAVA.org