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50 PERCENT ERROR RATE IN SOME DISABILITY CLAIMS AT ALASKA OFFICE

VETERANS AFFAIRS IG FINDS 50 PERCENT ERROR RATE IN SOME DISABILITY CLAIMS AT ALASKA OFFICE
Nextgov
By Bob Brewin
January 4, 2013

During a June 2012 site visit to the Alaska regional office of the Veterans Benefits Administration, inspectors found errors in half of the temporary 100 percent disability claims they examined -- 15 out of 30 cases, the VA inspector general reported today.

The Alaska VBA office also incorrectly processed three traumatic brain injury claims of 18 examined. As a result of all the errors uncovered, the IG determined that VA overpaid some veterans amounts totaling $139,177 and underpaid others by $19,220.
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