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Vets First Verification Program

Verification Metrics Update

An update on the current state of the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Vets First Verification Program.


To provide transparency on the verification program, the metrics represent data on the current CVE Vets First Verification Program. Included is information on verified firms, application inventory, and processing rate of applications. This information will be updated weekly and is intended to inform, educate, and provide relevant information on the verification program.

As of July 7, 2020:

Current Status

Verified Firms 
SDVOSB 11,160
VOSB 3,179
Total 14,339

Applications in Inventory: CVE Applications (Currently in process) 
Initial 1,342
Reverifications 239
Change Request 91
Total 1,672

1 Over 60 application days - : (Application days start when the Veteran creates an application minus anytime CVE is waiting for the Veteran to submit the application or respond to CVE.)


Applications Created: (Starts when the Veteran starts an account) 
Fiscal YTD 14,416

Applications Receiving Verification Fiscal YTD 
Approval 5,734
Denial 31
Removed (We removed all doormat cases over 30 days) 7,741
Applications Completed: (Any application that receives an Approval, Denial, Removal or Cancelled) 13,803
Withdrawal 491
Cancelled 297

Applications Receiving Withdrawal 
Fiscal YTD 491

Change Requests Completed 
Fiscal YTD 876

Average Time to Determination 
Approval 14/13
Denial 31/27

Average Time To Determination (Application Days): SEP/AUG  (The time from when an application was first created and receives an approval or a denial; time does not include the time an application was removed.) This is also for the current month.

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