Shutdown would hurt claims processing at the VA, officials say

09/26/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Department of Veterans Affairs would likely stop processing claims for education and vocational rehabilitation benefits in the event of a government shutdown, according to officials. The Board of Veterans Appeals would have to suspend hearings, and veterans would not be able to submit their disability claims in person.

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