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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 January 13, 2020:

Current Status

Verified Firms 
SDVOSB 10,650
VOSB 3,244
Total 13,894

Applications in Inventory: CVE Applications (Currently in process) 
Initial 788
Reverifications 198
Change Request 24
Total 1,010

Over 60 application days - 0: 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: Begins when the Veteran starts an application 
Fiscal YTD 3,709

Applications Receiving Verification Fiscal YTD 
Approval 1,606
Denial 8
Removed (All dormant cases over 30 days) 2,269
Applications Completed: Any application that receives an Approval, Denial, or Removal. 3,947

Applications Receiving Withdrawl 
Fiscal YTD 136

Change Requests Completed 
Fiscal YTD 240

Average Time to Determination 
Approval 16/16
Denial NA/41

Average Time To Determination: JAN/DEC (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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