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VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress
VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress

The Department of Veterans Affairs' disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the last few years, according to the VA's inspector general's office. The overpayments stem largely from the department's attempts to clear a massive backlog of claims for disability compensation. In trying to speed up the claims process, the VA made frequent errors and failed to reduce disability pay when necessary, Linda Halliday, an assistant inspector general, wrote in testimony given to Congress on Monday. The department has not followed up on thousands of cases in which veterans were awarded temporary disability ratings of 100% and paid...

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