When it comes to Compensation and Pension claims, unfortunately, delay and deny is the rule which is followed. Sure, when asked, all claims are reviewed expeditiously and carefully with SOME exceptions. However, when there is a low cap set for the annual budget, this governs the whole show. The bad part is whereas a deserved Veteran should not have to wait at all and be provided their due claim, the money (as well as time) which could be devoted to aid one is diverted to help those who are here illegally with good health care right away as well as housing/food assistance. Well, talk about some serious mismanaged priorities where one earned such and one did not.