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FOLLOW-UP: VA Backlog claims

A follow up on the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Last month, the VA had a backlog of nearly 600,000 claims.
Those filers had been waiting four months or more for their cases to be heard.
The department ordered employees to start working overtime to get those claims processed.
Today they announced they've taken care of  65,000 claims.
That's 97 % of the cases filed more than two years ago.
Their goal is to eliminate the backlog by 2015.