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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 12/14/2016

Verification Processing Statistics
 NOVFY17FY16
Total Applications 674 1759 9202
-- Total Initial Applications 241 554 3930
Initial Application Approvals 240 547 3802
Total Denied 1 7 128
Average Processing Time 47 Days 47 Days 34 Days
Approval Percentage 99& 99% 97%
-- Total Reverification Applications 101 187 1060
Total Reverification Approvals 101 187 1049
Total Denied 0 0 11
Average Processing Time 43 Days 43 Days 32 Days
Approval Percentage 100% 100% 99%

-- Applications
Withdrawn/Administratively Removed

277 916 3943

Updated 12/14/2016

 
RankReasonTotalPercentage
1 Control of decision-making and serve as management member (LLC) [38 CFR § 74.4 (e)] 50 14.37%
2 Undue influence [38 CFR § 74.4(i)(4)] 44 12.64%
3 Day-to-day management and administration of operations [28 CFR 74.4(b)]Full-time devotion [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(3)] 30 8.62%
4 Highest officer [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(2)] 28 8.05%
5 Legal organization/licensing [38 CFR § 74.21(c)(9)] 26 7.47%
6 Highest paid [38 CFR § 74.4(g)(3)] 24 6.90%
7 Outside employment impact [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(1)] 21 6.03%
8 Full-time devotion [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(3)] 15 4.31%
9 Control of board of directors: quorum (Corporation) [38 CFR § 74.4(f)(2)(i)] 15 4.31%
10 51% majority ownership [38 CFR § 74.3] 15 4.31%

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