Vets’ Delay Just OK: Minister

A backlog of veterans’ applications for disability benefits numbers just under 11,000, a rate that is “okay but it’s not good enough,” Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said yesterday. A staff memo in MacAulay’s department said the pandemic appeared to help ease the backlog: “It was at 23,000 and now it’s around 11,000 and that’s okay.”

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