Veterans Court on Record Pace
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November 13, 2006 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is deciding more cases than ever, after recalling two judges to the bench earlier this year, and is now on track to issue 30 percent more decisions than any year in the Court's history. According to numbers released to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Thursday, with 7 full time judges and 2 recalled judges now deciding cases, the Court is on track to handle over 4400 cases this fiscal year, which is almost 800 more cases than the Court is expected to take in. The U.S. Court of Appeals (click here) for Veterans Claims reviews decisions rendered by VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals. Most of the Court's decisions deal with veterans' claims for disability compensation.