The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a news release about the White House's proposal to increase the VA's 2015 budget to $163.9 billion, an increase of 6.5%.
The March 4, 2014 news release clearly outlines the proposed VA 2015 budget including;
- $173 million to be allocated for the next generation of the electronic claims processing system, Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) and
- $139 million for Veterans Claim Intake Program (VCIP), to continue conversion of peper records into electronic images and data into VBMS.
It will be interesting to watch the current budget negotiations progress on Capital Hill and to see if the proposed increase to the VA's budget will stay intact.