Blackburn says VA has backlog of 1 million veteran claims as resources go to illegal migrants

Jan 23, 2024 | Political News

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a backlog of one million claims for healthcare and benefits from veterans as sources are diverted to illegal immigrants, according to Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. 

“We checked this week, it is up to one million claims for healthcare and benefits,” Blackburn said on the “John Solomon Reports” podcast. “As we were doing some oversight work of the VA, we realized that what they were doing was using some of their resources and their money to allow veterans – to approve veterans for community care – and to process claims, or to approve community care, for illegal immigrants, not for veterans, and then also to process claims for illegal immigrants.”

According to an ICE report, in fiscal year 2022, the VA processed healthcare claims for illegal immigrants totaling more than $63.6 million in medical services.