On Thursday, Congressman Joe Donnelly testified in support of The Rating and Processing Individualsâ€™ Disability (RAPID) Claims Act in front of the House Veteransâ€™ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, of which he is a member.Â Donnelly introduced the RAPID Claims Act on June 17, 2010 to improve the turnaround time and efficiency of the VAâ€™s disability claims process.Â
Â â€śWhile we have achieved much on behalf of our veterans in recent years, I think we all agree further steps are needed to reduce the wait times faced by veterans and
to simplify the process,â€ť said Donnelly in his testimony.Â â€śThey certainly deserve our very best.â€ť
The RAPID Claims Act is supported by John Hall, Chairman of the Disability and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, as well as leading veteransâ€™ advocates, including The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).Â Â Â Â
To read more about the RAPID Claims Act, click here.