VA Hosting Public Forum to Improve Benefit Payments

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a public forum in Arizona aimed at improving the fairness of payments for Veterans with disabilities.

“We welcome to this public forum key stakeholders, our nation’s Veterans, Veterans service organizations, public and private health experts, health economists and Department of Defense professionals, who will provide us with the information we need to bring the disability rating criteria into the 21st century,” said Michael Walcoff, acting Under-Secretary for Benefits. The focus of the forum is to assist the VA in gathering information to update the Department’s schedule for rating disabilities.

The schedule is used to assign levels of disability compensation for Veterans who are service-connected for these disabilities. The forum is a third in a series of public meetings that will enable the VA to make changes to the ratings schedule. It is part of a systematic update of all 15 body systems rating schedules, which will be completed by 2016.

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