Congressional and Senatorial offices already have staff who work with veterans claims as well as with issues concerning the VA medical system. In order to do so the veteran must authorize the congressional office to do so. What is proposed is a duplication of current practices, or perhaps another layering of responsibilities. I can't see any merit to this action. Here are some things that would help: Fill the open positions at all VA medical centers even if the salaries must be above the going commercial rates. Increase the grades of those who process claims and handle local regional appeals to retain those of the highest quality and experience. Create, finally, a computer system which interacts with the Department of Defense. And finally it is most important that the VA compensation and Pension system have yearly increases which are not related to the current system. There are many veterans who are 100% disabled but because of the tiny yearly increases are living near poverty.