Buffalo VA is 61% backlogged with benefit claims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Veterans Administration troubles are hitting close to home.

Buffalo’s VA ranks among the slowest in processing claims for disability benefits. Only four other VA benefit offices have a high percentage of claims backlogged.

In Buffalo, 61 percent of claims are backlogged, with each claim pending for an average of 184 days.

President Obama actually noted nationwide, the number of backlogged claims has been slashed in half in the past year — one bright spot amongst the VA scandal.

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