Supreme Court rejects veterans' appeal on VA claims

01/8/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

The Supreme Court has rejected a request from veterans to hear an appeal on claims the Department of Veterans Affairs' long processing times for referrals and treatment leave mental health care practically inaccessible to veterans with conditions such as PTSD. The high court was asked to reassess an appellate court ruling from spring 2012 that federal judges do not have the authority to compel changes to veterans' health care system-wide.

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