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Call for quick resolution to Veterans Affaris review

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 3, 2015 1:44 AM
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(Washington) -- Two Pennsylvania congressmen are expressing concern about delays in a government investigation into widespread mismanagement of disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' office in Philadelphia.

Congressman Patrick Meehan and House Veterans Affairs Committee member Congressman Ryan Costello, who represents parts of Lebanon and Berks counties, visited the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs regional office on Thursday.

An inspector general's report is due out this month. 

Meehan expressed worry the report won't answer key questions about who or what was to blame. 

Excerpts of the draft report show the inspector general making 35 recommendations aimed at addressing whistleblower complaints of mishandled mail and manipulation of dates to make old claims look new. 

But the excerpts also appear to leave it up to the VA to determine who or what was at fault. 

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