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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets provide the latest information pertaining to VA Verification of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Please select a category below to learn more about VA Verification.

Is the Veterans First Verification Program right for my business?

Exploring the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

VA in partnership with BusinessUSA created an online platform designed to help Veterans through every step of entrepreneurship Download » Updated: March 2015
Created:
January 2016

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)

Veterans First Verification Program DUNS number requirementsDownload » Updated: March 2015
Created: April 2015

How Outside Employment May Affect an Application

Outside employment may affect the verification application and eligibility processDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: March 2015

Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Not Linked

The VIP database is not linked to information maintained by the Small Business Administration (SBA) or the System of Award Management (SAM)Download » Updated: March 2016
Created: September 2015

Entities Using 'Vet-Biz' or a Similiar Moniker

How to identify private sector entities using a name similar or identical to VetBizDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: March 2015

Am I ready to submit my Vets First Verification Application?

Streamlined Initial Required Documentation for Verification Application

Defines core business documents and clarifies when they are submitted in support of a verification applicationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: November 2015

Submitting Documents in English

Documents must be submitted in EnglishDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Resume Requirements for the Verification Application

Resume elements and information needed in support of a firm's verification applicationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: November 2015

Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS)

The Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) is a tool the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) uses to verify an applicant is an eligible Veteran.Download » Updated: March 2016
Created: July 2015

Clock Processing Time

Clarification of calendar days versus processing days in verification application processing timeDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: July 2015

VA Form 0877

Minimizing VA Form 0877 errorsDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Commonly Used Terms

Commonly used verification process termsDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Signing Documents Electronically

Electronic signature requirementsDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Listing NAICS Codes Correctly in Vendor Information Pages (VIP)

Guidance on placement of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in the VIP profielDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: September 2015

Doing Business As (DBA) Process Change Requests

Doing Business As (DBA) policiesDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: July 2014

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code Submission Requests

Reducing NAICS code submission process issues in Veterans First VerificationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: July 2014

I received a Pre-Decision notification or my Veterans First
Verification was denied, what's next?

Request for Reconsideration Process

Request for Reconsideration (R4R) process allows of applications with or without supporting document or informationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: September 2015

Pre-Decision (PDP)

Overview of the Pre-Decision Process (PDP)Download » Updated: March 2016
Created: September 2013

How do I maintain my Vets First Verification?

Reverification Process

Explains reverification eligibility and the reverification processDownload » Updated: May 2016
Created: September 2015

Change in Business Structure

How changes in business structure can affect the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profileDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Expiration Notification and Steps to Re-Verify

Overview of the Re-Verification process and verification expiration notificationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Surviving Spouse Options

Verification options for surviving spousesDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

On-site Examination

The on-site examination process is part of the CVE Risk Mitigation ProgramDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: February 2016

Pre-Determination Findings

How to respond to Pre-Determination FindingsDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: March 2013

How do I maintain the integrity of the Vets First Verification Program?

38 CFR Part 74 Non-Compliance Process for ineligible Firms

How to report firms alleged to be non-compliant with one or more of the regulatory requirements for Veterans First VerificationDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: September 2015

Reporting Fraud

Preferred method for reporting suspected SDVOSB and/or VOSB fraudDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: April 2015

Use of the SDVOSB/VOSB Certification Trademark

Use of SDVOSB and VOSB certification trademarks by non-verified firmsDownload » Updated: March 2016
Created: December 2015


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