VA chief: Time to rethink disability system; current setup 'not sustainable'


It’s time to rethink a veteran disability system that "incentivizes disability," Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said during a Friday forum in Washington, the same day President Trump signed new VA accountability legislation.    

“Our current disability system that is designed from 50, 60 or 70 years ago….. I would suggest it’s not sustainable and it may not be achieving the results of well-being for our veterans,” Shulkin said at an event organized by the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative.  
“Our system incentivizes disability, when our system should be incentivizing health and well-being."  
That doesn’t mean pulling back disability compensation benefits, he said.  VA chief

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