Initiation is the first phase of the Verification process. During this time the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) will verify some of your basic company information. The staff may take a more in depth look at your company profile. They may also perform other background checks on your business and/or business owners, upload documents, and make recommendations on your verification record. Your business will then move to the Examination phase.
While in the Examination phase, CVE will validate various attributes of your business, (such as your company website, or the number of Government contracts you reported in your business profile, etc.). They may also perform other background checks on your business and/or business owners, upload documents, and make recommendations before moving your business profile to the Evaluation phase.
CVE is reviewing the additions to your Verification record. The staff may contact you about the status of your business, contacting one of your business representatives and/or visit your business site in order to collect further information. At this time an approval/denial determination will be made regarding your business profile.
Your business has completed the Verification process. You will be notified via email and a mailed notification informing you of the results of your Verification record and the status of your business.
The business has not gone through Verification by CVE.
The business has been Verified and approved by CVE. The business must be reverified after 24 months of Verification.
The business has been Verified and denied by CVE.
The representative had submitted the business for Verification, but a request was made to withdraw the business before the Verification is completed or your application was removed from active processing because you failed to supply the requested documentation prior to suspense date for submission. Your business profile may not be editable at this time until the withdrawal request has been processed by Verification staff.
The business has submitted a Request for Reconsideration after an initial denial letter has been issued by CVE. If the reconsideration is denied, the business has to wait 6 months before it can submit for Verification again.
If a business is not re-verified by the end of 24 months after Verification, its Verification is expired and is no longer listed for public search.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your 0877, please contact the CVE Contact Center at (866) 584-2344 and request the 0877 process manager for assistance. Currently CVE is assisting Veterans with 0877 inquiries by sending an additional documentation request link to the email address on the application profile. This allows you to upload your 0877 directly to your profile.
BIRLS is an electronic information system used and administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA) that contains personal identifiable information to identify a Veteran. BIRLS is an identification tool used by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) to verify that an applicant is a Veteran; however, it is not the only tool used by CVE for the verification process.
A Veteran is entered into BIRLS when they apply for any benefit (compensation and pension, education, medical, housing assistance and burial) from the VA.
BIRLS allows the VA to have more accurate records regarding Veterans and their benefits.
BIRLS allows the verification program an easier method to confirm Veteran information such as status of character of service, service disability confirmation, and surviving spouse benefits. However, it is not the only method used to verify this information.