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Average Verification Processing Time

To provide you with a sense of the length of time it will take to process an application and make a determination, we provide the following information. Note: These figures are for application reviewing determination during the stated time period.

The length of time necessary to provide a determination will vary based on the number of applications in process, the complexity of the application, and whether a site visit is needed. The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) seeks to complete all initial determinations within 60 days of receiving a complete application. Many applicants fail to provide all the required documents with their initial application submission. CVE cannot initiate an examination until all required documents have been provided. The 60-day examination period does not begin until CVE receives a complete application. CVE will acknowledge receipt of a complete application by email to the address provided in the VetBiz Vendor Information Portal.

ActionJan-15FY15 YTD
FY14
Total Applications 388 1393 3127
Days for Determination 42 Days
42 Days
34 Days
Approval Percentage 93% 93% 93%
Denial Percentage (see Top 10 Reasons for Denial below)
   
Request for Reconsideration (R4R) 10 30 56
Days for Determination 41 Days
31 Days 19 Days
Approval Percentage 95% 96% 97%
Denial Percentage 5% 4% 3%
Verification Top Denial Reasons - 2nd Quarter FY15

Definitions

Initial Determination: CVE issues an eligibility decision on an application.

Percentage of Initial Determinations Approved: Percentage of initial applications that were approved (versus denied) out of the total applications receiving a determination.

Percentage of Initial Determinations Denied: Percentage of initial applications that were denied (versus approved) out of the total applications that received a determination.

Average Days to Initial Determination: The average number of days between the time applications were complete and the time determinations were sent to Veterans.

Request for Reconsideration (R4R): Veteran appeals for reconsideration of CVE’s denial decision

Percentage of Request for Reconsideration Determinations Approved: Percentage of Request for Reconsideration applications that were approved (versus denied) out of the total applications that received a determination.

Percentage of Reconsideration Determinations Denied: Percentage of Request for Reconsideration applications that were denied (versus approved) out of the total applications that received a determination.

Average Days to R4R Determination: The average number of days between the time Veterans submit Request for Reconsiderations and the time determinations were sent to Veterans.

 

Verification Top Denial Reasons
2nd Quarter FY 15

 

Graph showing the Verification Top Denail Reasons of the second quarter of 2015

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Last updated: February 18, 2015

18%   Full-time devotion [38 CFR 74.4(c)(3)]
15%   Undue influence [38 CFR 74.4(i)(4)]
14%   Day-to-day management and administration of operations [38 CFR 74.4(b)]
11%   Control of decision-making and serve as management member (LLC) [38 CFR 74.4(e)]
8%   Outside employment impact [38 CFR 74.4(c)(1)]
7%     Highest officer [38 CFR 74.4(c)(2)]
5%     51% Majority ownership [38 CFR 74.3]
5%     Direct ownership [38 CFR 74.3(a)]
5%     Highest paid [38 CFR 74.4(g)(3)]
4%     Legal organization/licensing [38 CFR 74.21(c)(9)]
4%     Profits and distributions [38 CFR 74.3(d)]
4%     Unconditional ownership [38 CFR 74.3(b)]

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