It is so sad when the VA Claims process takes so long that just the system itself causes veterans to become homeless when they can no longer work. They have their own built in delays when they are reviewing claims, they call for an exam, then see later they need another exam, and so on. This type of process by "not looking at the whole claim" causes unnecessary delays. I have waited over 2 years now, and still very litter progress. I understand that in Chicago alone they have a backlog of over 17,000 claims. If the VA would adopt a policy that all claims are looked at as a package, and not just one issue at a time would help reduce this serious backlog.