VA often overpays on disability claims, inspector general says

01/24/2013 | USA Today

The most common mistake made by disability claims examiners at the Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding too much to disabled vets, according to a report by the VA's inspector general. Overcompensation most commonly occurs when examiners give high disability ratings to veterans who are undergoing medical procedures, then fail to adjust the rating when a veteran's condition improves, the report notes.

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