CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Department of Veterans' Affairs is getting some help and 57 new hires.
Last year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave the VA $150 million meant for hiring, training and equipping the new employees, according to the Cleveland VA Regional Office.
The employees are being hired to help process veterans' claims and benefits, especially disability compensation.
The organization hired about 2,700 temporary and permanent workers to assist with veterans' claims for benefits. VA officials said the new hires will bring about a speedy processing of applications.
Under the Recovery Act, VA has received about $1.8 billion to spend on behalf of the veterans.
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