VA's claims backlog includes disability compensation and pension claims received by VA that require a rating decision. This claims bundle includes initial and supplemental claims for service-connected disabilities for Veterans and their survivors, Agent Orange-related claims, and pension claims for Veterans. Once VA decides a claim, it’s no longer in the claims inventory. If a Veteran appeals a benefits decision, the appealed claim is tracked separately.
Includes disability compensation and pension claims that have been received by VA that requires development and a decision by a VA claims processor.
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Last updated November 17, 2014