House Passes Sinema Legislation to Improve VA Claims Process for Arizona Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed the Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now (WINGMAN) Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03), Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), and Congressman John Delaney (MD-06) to help veterans and their families process their benefit claims in a more timely manner.

“Helping Arizona veterans access the benefits they’ve earned and deserve is our office’s top priority,” said Sinema. “The WINGMAN Act gives congressional staff the tools they need to cut through bureaucratic red tape and serve veterans and their families quickly and efficiently. Our heroes put everything on the line to serve our country, and I will not rest until every veteran has the care he or she deserves.”

Currently, congressional staff must contact regional offices, service officers, or claims agents to obtain a veteran’s claim file. The WINGMAN Act cuts out the VA middle-man and gives congressional staff direct access to the files they already have permission to posses.

Since 2013, Congresswoman Sinema’s office has helped more than 1,700 veterans and their families navigate the VA and access benefits and care.  If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact Congresswoman Sinema’s Phoenix office at 602-956-2285.