VETERANS AFFAIRS IG FINDS 50 PERCENT ERROR RATE IN SOME DISABILITY CLAIMS AT ALASKA OFFICE
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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