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Average Verification Processing Time

To provide you with the length of time it will take to process an application and make a determination, read the following information.

The length of time necessary to provide a determination will vary based on:

  • Number of applications in process
  • Complexity of application
  • Whether site visit is necessary

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.

Verification Processing Statistics

Updated 01/20/2016

Verification Processing Statistics
ActionNov-15FY 2015
FY 2014
Total Applications 371
4651 3129
Average Processing Time 40 Days 41 Days 34 Days
Approval Percentage 98% 94% 94%
Reverification 87 1534
Average Processing Time 36 Days 39.5 Days 34 Days
Approval Percentage 100% 96% 97%

1st Quarter Denial Reasons

Updated 01/20/2016

1st Quarter Denial Reasons
Type1st Quarter
Management of Daily Business and Full-time Devotion During Normal Working Hours 38 CFR 74.4(c)(3) 22%
Weighted Voting Requirement 38 CFR § 74.4(f)(2). 21%
Dependence with other entities 38 CFR 74.4 (i)(4) 21%
Day to Day Operations 38 CFR § 74.4(b). 18%
Control of Strategic Policy 38 CFR 74.4(e) 11%
Transfer Restriction CFR § 74.3(b) 5%
Ownership 51% Unconditional 38 CFR § 74.3 10%
Highest Officer Position 38 CFR § 74.4(g)(3) 8%
51% of the Annual Distribution 38 CFR § 74.3(d)(1). 7%
Minimum Documents Required for Examination 6%

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