We have written numerous times on this blog about the wait many veterans in Georgia and all throughout our nation have had to wait in order for their decisions on benefits to be made -- not just when they will receive them, but if they will get them at all. The problem is continuing to get worse -- and the people who are waiting for veterans' benefits can hardly stand to wait much longer. The system is almost designed to be complicated; it is still reliant on paper forms being filled out and sent to the correct place.
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.