Well, couldn't find anything about that but did find this.<quoted text>
This pre date 4 presidential terms, or did you just conveniently overlook that fact
The system has been swamped by a quarter million new claims from a change in regulations that allowed more Vietnam veterans to file disability claims from exposure to the pesticide Agent Orange.
On top of that, veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan whose lives were saved by advances in battlefield medicine are now filing claims at a record rate.
Forty-five percent of them are filing a claim which is apparently unprecedented in terms of the number of veterans filing a claim.
The report by the Government Accountability Office found that more than 200 firms had sprouted up across the country to help veterans “restructure” assets so they can appear indigent and therefore eligible for tax-free pensions which can pay more than $20,000 a year.
The report placed partial blame for the problems on the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying it has unclear eligibility rules, does not systematically verify financial information and uses forms that do not require applicants to report asset transfers and other financial details.
No matter whose fault it is, if it's not resolved quickly, it might very well undermine recruiting in the military. That won't be good.