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Citing delays in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery of mail, the Department of Veterans Affairs is extending by 90 days the response period for veterans filing claims between July 31 and Dec. 31. VA will not “deny, reduce or terminate benefits and services” during this period unless:

•      The veteran is contacted and documentation of their right to respond exists.
•      VA has received the requested information.
•      The response period has lapsed.

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In the meantime, VA and the Government Printing Office (GPO) are working to address supply shortages due to vendor staff shortages at the latter agency that are exacerbating the situation.

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