The Veterans Affairs Department has received failing grades from the Center for Plain Language for not complying with the Plain Writing Act of 2011, which has determined VA fails to speak plainly. This Act requires federal agencies to make their rules and policies easier for the general public to understand. Agencies are graded on how well they meet the requirements of the advocates and how well they train employees and take other steps. VA received an F in both departments, garnering 10 out of a possible 100 points on the evaluation.
Trouble Understanding VA Rules or Claim Processes?
If you’ve had trouble understanding how to file for veterans disability benefits – no wonder, given this clear evidence that VA fails to speak plainly. We encourage you to learn more:
- Understanding the VA Claims and Appeals Process
- Am I Eligible for VA Benefits?
- What Documents Do I Need to Apply?
- VA Claim Processing Stages
- The Veteran’s Claim Assistance Act (VCAA) and the Duty to Assist Veterans Applying for Benefits
Our veterans disability advocates make it our job to help veterans and their families understand their rights to benefits and VA processes. Please contact us for a free evaluation of your situation: we are committed to veterans and will do all we can to help you receive your benefits.