The men and women of Georgia who have served our nation and become injured in the course of their duty are often entitled to veterans' benefits. However, as many veterans know, it can take some real effort -- and, some say, a little bit of luck -- to cut through the red tape when decisions on claims for disability benefits are delayed. And many veterans can ill afford to spend time waiting when their expenses, and their health concerns, need to be addressed.
People who have served our country often find it necessary to apply for some type of assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. While these veterans' benefits should in theory be available to all who need them, at times it is not always as simple as it should be. Recently a federal judge reprimanded the VA for denying some veterans of their due-process rights.
Veterans in Georgia who are eligible for disability payments as a result of their military service have discovered lately that it's been an agonizing process to receive veterans' benefits. Politicians in Washington want to know when the Department of Veterans Affairs will finally be able to show improvement in the way it compensates veterans who are disabled. Officials had hoped a new computer system would help -- but, perhaps emblematic of the agency's struggles, it failed to work when officials tried to show it off to Congressional staff members recently.