VA says it is facing a backlog of claims of more than $1 billion.
The agency has already received more than 2.2 million claims from veterans, the highest number in more than two decades.
That number is more than double the amount received by the Veterans Administration in 2015.
It is also higher than the average for the past three years and has nearly tripled in the last decade.
A recent audit by the Government Accountability Office found the VA had more than 1,000 backlogged claims.
What you should know about claims and how they work