On Thursday, Congressman Joe Donnelly testified in support of The Rating and Processing Individuals’ Disability (RAPID) Claims Act in front of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, of which he is a member.  Donnelly introduced the RAPID Claims Act on June 17, 2010 to improve the turnaround time and efficiency of the VA’s disability claims process. 

 “While 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,” said Donnelly in his testimony.  “They certainly deserve our very best.”

The RAPID Claims Act is supported by John Hall, Chairman of the Disability and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, as well as leading veterans’ advocates, including The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).    

To read more about the RAPID Claims Act, click here.