Local Veterans Deal with Backlog

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many veterans in Southern Oregon are stuck in a backlog of V.A. claims as they continue to feel the effects of their combat injuries. Those veterans are finding themselves in a waiting game as checks are delayed and bills pile up. The V.A. has said it’s been working harder to reduce those … Continue reading »

VA to Cut into Veterans Claims Backlog

MEDFORD, Ore. – With more soldiers returning home from war with new and unique types of injuries, it’s taking longer for veterans to receive disability benefits. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs is mandating overtime hours to cut through the backlog. That backlog has reached an estimated 830,000 veterans nationwide. Locally, Jackson County Veteran Services … Continue reading »