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Report: Army Vet Paul Lawrence Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Lawrence, a retired U.S. Army captain and current vice president of Kaiser Associates‘ public sector business, to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for benefits, Military Times reported Wednesday. Lawrence, if confirmed by Congress, would lead the Veterans Benefits Administration and oversee the agency’s efforts to …

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Allison Hickey: VA Transformation Initiatives Cut Claims Backlog

The Veterans Benefits Administration has made significant headway in its goal to eliminate claims backlog by 2015, a feat VA Benefits Undersecretary attributed to refinements made in its procedures and practices. The backlog of compensation and pension claims pending for more than 125 days decreased by 36 percent, she told …

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