WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced today that the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, the central repository for personnel records for the military and government civilian employees, has eliminated a backlog of record requests that left veterans waiting over a year-and-a-half for the documentation they needed to obtain benefits, medals, and other services.

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“America’s veterans served their nation proudly, and they shouldn’t get bogged down in bottlenecks and backlogs to get the benefits they deserve,” said Bost. “That’s why I led a coalition of over 100 House members in asking for answers on when these delays would be resolved. I couldn’t be happier to hear that the backlog has been cleared and our veterans can get back to receiving their records in a timely manner.”

Following COVID, the backlog in veterans’ record requests swelled to 600,000. Bost originally appealed for answers on the delays in January 2022.

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