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Lawsuit: Long delay in getting VA medical records could affect crucial benefits (Stars and Stripes)

Released 4/20/15 at Stars and Stripes | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

Seven disabled veterans have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming they have been waiting for their medical records for 10 months  to more than two years, potentially delaying crucial benefits. The suit was filed Monday by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on behalf of the veterans, who come from across the country. Filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the suit asks that the VA produce the plaintiffs’ records within 20 days.

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