House VA Committee Eyes VA eBenefits Mess

Veterans Affairs Department

Investigation would look at the hundreds of thousands of unprocessed eBenefits claims.

I’m picking up strong signals that the House VA committee has started an informal probe into the 300,000 claims filed through the Veterans Affairs Department’s eBenefits portal over the past year and now appear stuck in cyber-limbo, as I reported last Thursday.

Among other things, the committee, I’m told, is more than a bit irked that it read about it here first -- rather than getting the word directly from VA.

The House panel, which has focused on more serious and deadly problems with the Veterans Health Administration, shifts its scrutiny to the Veterans Benefits Administration at a hearing next Monday, which will include the eBenefits debacle.