05 December 2011
The latest information we have is there are 898.000 application pending at the VA. This is down from 1.5 million a year ago. We have to remember there are approximately 1 million Army and another million in the other combined services for a total active duty of about 2 million. Most are on a 3 year hitch, that means approximately 55,000 in and discharged each month or 666,000 a year. Not all of these people will submit an application for Disability but it looks like 10% are. That means about 5,500 a month or 66,000 a year.
Its going to take a while for the VA to Catch up at this rate. They are shooting for a 125 day turn around on an application. We want to wish them Luck and hope for the best.