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WINGMAN Act Passed In The House

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The U.S. House has passed the WINGMAN Act. The legislation works to ensure veterans receive their benefits. The WINGMAN Act was introduced by Representatives Patrick Murphy and Ted Yoho.The “Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now” Act, also known as the WINGMAN Act, represents about 65,000 veterans. The Act speeds up the benefit process by giving Congressional offices read only access to help veterans receive their benefits. Representative Jeff Miller of the Veterans Affairs Committee says the Act will help speed up this process.

"HR 51-66 would allow our offices to assist veterans who are seeking information about the status of their claims for disability compensation," Miller said.

The electronic claims process at the VA is notorious for delays because of a high volume of requests.