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Vets: 613 forms, 18 agencies just to get benefits
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/02/2013 @ 5:58 pm In Health,Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
(FOXNEWS) — A new study released ahead of the Fourth of July holiday sheds more light on the tangle of paperwork facing America’s veterans — showing they’re up against as many as 613 forms across 18 agencies as they seek services.
The study by the American Action Forum also found the paperwork — in part the result of roughly 31 million Veterans Affairs claims alone each year — takes federal employees roughly 43.3 million hours to process.
“Navigating 18 agencies and more than 600 forms has produced absurd results and unnecessary delays,” the self-described “center-right” leaning nonprofit said.
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