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Senator Kirk on Veterans Affairs Backlog

DANVILLE -- The average wait time for a Veteran in Illinois is three-hundred and fifty-three days for a disability claim.

Kirk says it is unacceptable for veterans to have to wait almost a year for benefits and he, along with other lawmakers, will be holding the VA accountable in implementing a plan to lower the wait times.

Kirk's ten point plan to reduce wait times passed into law last month.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports