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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 14, 2013

REMINDER: CARDIN TO TOUR BALTIMORE REGIONAL VA OFFICE FOR UPDATE ON PROCESSING DISABILITY CLAIMS



*** MEDIA ADVISORY***

Contact: Susan Sullam, 410-960-2440 (cell)
June 13, 2013

CARDIN TO TOUR BALTIMORE REGIONAL VA OFFICE FOR UPDATE ON PROCESSING DISABILITY CLAIMS

In January, Baltimore VA office was ranked slowest processing center in nation

On Monday, June 17, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will get a tour and briefing by Veterans Affairs (VA) officials about the progress that has been made to reduce the disability claims backlog in the Baltimore Regional VA office. In January, Senators Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski demanded that the VA institute an immediate action plan to address the more than 20,000 pending claims. The average wait for claims to be processed in Baltimore had been almost one year. The VA has stated that their goal is to ensure that disability claims are fully processed within 125 days by 2015.

· WHAT: Senator Cardin to update media following his briefing by VA officials regarding the disability claims backlog in the Baltimore Regional VA office

· WHEN: Monday, June 17 at 11:15 a.m. (NOTE: Allow approximately 15 minutes for security clearance)

· WHERE: The Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza, Room G-49
Baltimore, MD