Camp Butler National Cemetery http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Durbin: Veteran Disability Claims Procedures 'Got To Change' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-veteran-disability-claims-procedures-got-change <p>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says the way American veterans receive disability claims has "got to change."<br><br>His comments come as the federal Department of Veterans Affairs is working on a new digital, paper-less way of handling the claims. The V.A is working to get that done by September.<br><br>Durbin says on average, Illinois veterans wait close to a year for payments - which he says is the third-worst rate in the country.<br> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:48:57 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin: Veteran Disability Claims Procedures 'Got To Change'