We just finished the VA’s June 2023 veterans disability benefits statistics report analysis. This report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows the latest claim numbers from the past 30 days. Learn how the VA’s new claim numbers may impact veterans and their families below.
June 2023 Veterans Disability Benefits Statistics: Claims Inventory Status
The June 2023 veterans disability benefits report lists any VA claims data changes since their last update in May. It lists all pending claims for disability, pension, and survivor’s benefits that need VA ratings or payment approval. On June 3, the VA reported close to 830,000 total claims in its inventory:
- As of June 3, 2023: 829,126
- As of May 6, 2023: 813,762
- Difference: +15,364
- Daily churn: +768 claims
The VA currently takes 122-130 days in order to process veterans’ disability claims, on average. However, if you choose to file an appeal, the VA tracks those claims separately.
At its current pace, the claims inventory could soon break the VA’s previous record high of 883,930 from July 2012. If you’re considering filing a VA disability claim, the sooner you do so, the better!
June 2023 Veterans Disability Benefits Statistics: Claims Backlog Status
The VA defines any pending claims more than 125 days old as “backlogged.” The June 2023 veterans disability benefits report’s backlog grows bigger every day, and by a lot:
- As of June 3, 2023: 222,905
- As of May 6, 2023: 210,599
- Difference: +12,306
- Daily churn: +615 claims added to the backlog
The June 2023 veterans disability report shows a little more than 1 in 4 claims (27%) fall into the VA’s backlog. The types of claims most likely to fall into the VA’s backlog this month are as follows:
- 43% are supplemental claims for newly eligible presumptive disability conditions
- 32% are initial applications for VA disability benefits
- 21% are AMA supplemental claim decision review requests
- 3% are VA survivor benefit claims filed by either spouses, parents, or children
- Less than 2% are pension-related claims
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