Veterans Claim Backlog Analysis

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VA CLAIMS BACKLOG The Department of Veteran Affairs mission is to fulfill President’s Lincoln’s promise ”To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan, by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans”. This mission is to be accomplished by upholding the department’s core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence, which create the acronym “I CARE”. Unfortunately, many would argue that the Veterans Health Administration has fallen short of this mission, as over 400,000 veterans disability claims are unprocessed and many veterans have yet to receive care. There were almost one million service men and women injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. There are also thousands of other veterans suffering from illnesses and injuries resulting from military service. These veterans went to go to battle with the assurance that they would receive compensation by the United States government. This analysis will illustrate a comprehensive approach to resolving the issue of the veterans claims backlog by employing the rational decision making model. It will commence with an examination of the problem, then follow the logical stages of considering alternatives, developing…show more content…
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