Sign the Petition to

President Obama

Disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are designed to fill the gaps in loss of earnings potential and quality of life caused by injuries sustained during military service - but hundreds of thousands of vets are waiting unacceptably long for their claims to be processed. We're calling on President Obama to appoint a Presidential Commission to #EndTheVABacklog.

A recent report from the Center for Investigative Reporting cites documents authenticated by VA that state:

  • On average, returning vets are waiting between 316 & 327 days for decisions after filing their claim.
  • Despite spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars developing a digital claims process, 97% of claims are still on paper.
  • The wait in New Orleans is 490 days. 619 in Los Angeles. 612 in Indianapolis. 586 in Houston. 642 in New York. 681 in Reno. And the list goes on.

It’s time to start taking care of our own. As a country, we must keep the promise we made to the millions of disabled veterans who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We must support them with the care and compensation they deserve.

Stand with IAVA, the 2.5 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the 21 million veterans of all generations, and demand that President Obama commits to finding a solution to this problem by creating a Presidential Commission to end the VA backlog.

Signed,

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

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It's time to demand action to #EndTheVABacklog. We must keep the promise we made to veterans who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. As a country, we must support them with the care...

It's time to demand action to #EndTheVABacklog. We must keep the promise we made to veterans who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. As a country, we must support them with the care and compensation they deserve - not a backlogged process that takes hundreds of days to get critical support. 

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