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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Collins Applauds Launch of VA Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)

Nov 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the launch of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP.” This program aims to provide Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their benefit claims. 
“This program gives VA the ability to be more efficient and better serve those that have so bravely served our nation,” said Collins. “Our nation’s Veterans deserve nothing but the best, and shouldn’t be forced to jump through hoops or face lengthy delays when it comes to appeals on their benefit claims.”
RAMP was outlined in the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump in August. VA began its 18-month implementation of the new process immediately after the bill became law. By February 2019, all requests for review of VA decisions will be processed under the new procedure.
“I’ve heard frustration from Veterans in my district about the time consuming appeals process at VA,” said Collins. “President Trump and Secretary Schulkin are making significant progress to turn the VA around and put Veterans first.”
For more information about RAMP, click here.