Another Day, Another Shutdown For The VA Claims System

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | February 10, 2014

I have received reports from Veterans Benefits Administration offices that the paperless Veterans Benefits Management System once again experienced a nationwide shutdown, an occurrence so routine it soon will not fit the definition of news.

Eric Jenkins, a ratings service representative at the VBA Winston-Salem, N.C., regional office and a member of the AFGE National VA Council, told a hearing of the House VA Committee last Wednesday that VBMS shut down on roughly a weekly basis in the previous month.