Eric Shinseki, Sec. of Veterans Affairs, appeared at VA Regional Office in Newington Thursday afternoon to dicuss his Outline Plan to End Compensation Claims Backlog at Hartford VA Office. He also talked about the Veterans Benefits Management System, a cornerstone of VA’s transformation to an all-digital benefits claims system. VA is implementing a robust plan to eliminate the claims backlog in 2015. Senator’s Richard Blumenthal, Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro and Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Swartz were also on hand.