VA Seeks to Reduce Claims Process Time

Week of February 11, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new initiative that could eliminate the requirement for an in-person medical examination for some Veterans and shorten the time it takes to process veterans' disability compensation claims. Under the initiative called Acceptable Clinical Evidence (ACE), a VA medical provider completes a Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) by reviewing existing medical evidence. This evidence may then alleviate the need for some veterans to report for an in-person examination. The ACE initiative is a part of the VBA's agency-wide Transformation Plan. To learn more about VBA Transformation Initiatives, visit VA's Claims Transformation Plan webpage at benefits.va.gov/transformation.

 

 

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