President Obama said that his administration was finally shrinking a backlog of years of benefits claims ? by 20 percent in the past five months. ?This time of war may be coming to an end, but the job... more 
President Obama said that his administration was finally shrinking a backlog of years of benefits claims ? by 20 percent in the past five months. ?This time of war may be coming to an end, but the job of caring for our veterans goes on,? Mr. Obama said addressed the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans in Florida, then left for an eight-day vacation. President Barack Obama assured disabled veterans in Orlando that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims and said the number of requests for assistance has fallen by nearly one-fifth since peaking at more than 600,000 just a few months ago. less 
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