The past few weeks have seen an improvement of sorts in the backlog of veterans' claims for disability. A report released by the Veterans Affairs Department shows a 13 percent reduction in the number of disability cases backlogged, from 611,000 down to 531,000. The cases that make up the backlog are ones that have been pending longer than 125 days. With backlog numbers like this, many people in Pennsylvania believe it is beneficial to use a veterans' benefits lawyer to file their claims or follow-up on existing claims.
When a family makes the decision to move a loved one into a residential care facility, there are a number of factors that are carefully evaluated. The facility itself often comes under scrutiny, and families look for signs of cleanliness, security and access to important medical equipment. The training of the staff is also important, as well as how residents are treated by those with whom their care is being entrusted. When a nursing home fails to meet the basic standards of care, a Pennsylvania neglect attorney can assist a family in recovering damages and achieving justice.
Military veterans in the Pittsburgh area are supposed to be entitled to Veterans Administration benefits for injuries sustained in the service regardless of race or gender. But many African-American veterans say that the Pittsburgh VA historically has not treat them the same as their white counterparts when it comes to approval for veterans' benefits and treatment of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder.