Despite the VA’s pledge to improve, more veterans are waiting longer than four months for an answer on compensation claims for conditions as serious as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
California’s largest full-time care center for the severely disabled needs more staff and accountability to correct major internal breakdowns that led to dozens of cases of alleged patient abuse, staff members said Wednesday at a public forum.
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