Thousands of veterans are denied disability benefits as a result of errors by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The VA wouldn't talk to CIR about why Jamie Fox lost her job. But in a sworn deposition, Assistant U.S. Attorney Victoria Carradero grilled Fox about our investigation.
Find out who's responsible for overseeing the Department of Veterans Affairs and its disability claims process and who you can contact for help with claims.
Veterans waiting for decisions on their disability claims wait longer than the VA has acknowledged, especially if they come from larger urban areas. Solutions tried in four locations have not helped so far, as the backlog continues to grow.
Compare backlogs and wait times at the 58 VA regional offices on this interactive map. It automatically updates weekly, tracking in real time whether the VA is living up to its promises to improve.
Marine Cpl. David Smith has struggled with PTSD since returning from duty in Iraq. The UC Berkeley student waited more than a year for approval of his disability benefits claim.
A second high-ranking official in a two-month-old federal office that oversees immigration detention policy and planning has left the government, sources say.
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