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Improving The Integrity Of Va’s Unemployability Compensation Program

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<H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">GAO</H1>

United States General Accounting Office

Report to the Ranking Minority Member

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. Senate

<H2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">September 1987</H2><H4 style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 1in; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">VETERANS’</H4>BENEFITS

Improving the

Integrity of VA’s


<H5 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 1in">Compensation</H5>Program

<H3 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">GAO/HRD-87-62</H3>

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“Rating board members told us that after the {VA} central office began its continuing review, it routinely denied rating boards’ proposals for unemployability awards, and, therefore, the rating boards became less willing to propose new unemployability awards. VA headquarters officials in the Compensation and Pension Service questioned whether their tightening of procedures may have gone too far in reducing the number of new unemployability awards. Veterans service organization representatives said that because of the central office review, the attitude of rating boards now is deny the unemployability benefit and to look for ways to disqualify veterans from getting the award.”

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That is no surprise.

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We are going back to the 70's and 80's where the VA denied everything and low balled everyone. We vets are going to pay for the war and the deficit.

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We are going back to the 70's and 80's where the VA denied everything and low balled everyone. We vets are going to pay for the war and the deficit.
I feel I was extremely lowballed on my 1151 claim.I see my SO tomorrow, I hope he can help some.
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