A note I got from the VA:

A Historic Success for Veterans Service

This week, we reduced the disability claims backlog to 98,535 claims - an 84% reduction from its peak and a historic low. This reduction means that Veterans' disability claim decisions are being delivered more accurately and efficiently. The faster Veterans receive completed claim decisions, the quicker they can access the benefits they are entitled to.
As we mark this important milestone in VA's history, we commit to continuing our efforts to improve. We will never waiver in our dedication to providing the best possible service to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and Survivors.