Department of Veterans Affairs

Ways to reduce waste involved in putting together veterans' claims files for Compensation and Pension

When putting together claims files for veterans' compensation and pension cases, stop printing out all of the medical notes from VA medical centers. All VA medical center l notes are already accessible to compensation and pension examiners via the computerized medical chart system (where they are much easier to read), so printing out of those notes is just wasteful of human resources, trees, and money. I am a Compensation and Pension examiner and it pains me to receive claims files that include multiple volumes of medical note print outs (the equivalent of several books just for each veteran) that I can easily access via the computer.

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Idea No. 11151