After a 60-day congressional review of the regulation expired October 30, the VA began processing claims for disability compensation and healthcare for the new Agent Orange presumptive conditions. According to a recent news release, the VA said it had decided more than 28,000 of the claims in the first six weeks of processing.
The VA's website states that, through February 7 2011, the VA had granted 33,193 claims based on the new Agent Orange presumptive conditions, with the average award being $18,709. The VA states that it has paid approximately $621 million in retroactive compensation to Veterans.
Features of the Website
The Fast Track Claims Processing System has several features to support your claim for disability compensation. These features are limited based on whether you have logged into the website or are viewing the publicly accessible website.
These features can be categorized as supporting the following capabilities:
Becoming a Registered User
Applying for Benefits
Viewing Progress on the Claim
Using the Website