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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 15, 2019:

Current Status

Verified Firms 
SDVOSB 10,312
VOSB 3,291
Total 13,603

Applications in Inventory: CVE Applications (Currently in process) 
Initial 972
Reverifications 357
Change Request 31
Total 1,360

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 10,907

Applications Receiving Verification Fiscal YTD 
Approval 4,381
Denial 59
Removed (All dormant cases over 30 days) 6,642
Applications Completed: Any application that receives an Approval, Denial, or Removal. 11,082

Applications Receiving Withdrawl 
Fiscal YTD 643

Change Requests Completed 
Fiscal YTD 854

Average Time to Determination 
Approval 23
Denial 27

Average Time To Determination: JUL (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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