U.S. Senator Mike Enzi joined more than 60 other senators Monday in writing a letter to President Obama, urging him to take action to address the backlog of disability claims from veterans. In Wyoming alone, 1,183 backlogged claims sit waiting for approval and veterans wait an average of 269 days to receive their first claim.
In a media release, Senator Enzi said we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure those who served their country get the care they need when they come home.
He said after a decade of war - and despite attempts to modernize the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - more than 600,000 veterans across the country are still waiting for their disability claims to be looked at.
To read a copy of the letter, click on the attachment below.