|Title:||The Veterans Benefits Administration Inadequately Supported Permanent and Total Disability Decisions|
|VA Office:||Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) manages VA’s disability compensation program, which pays benefits based on a veteran's degree of disability, ranging from 0 to 100 percent. When veterans are found 100 percent disabled or unemployable due to service-connected disabilities, VBA must also consider whether veterans qualify for permanent and total (P&T) disability status. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined whether VBA staff cited adequate medical evidence demonstrating that veterans met statutory requirements for P&T status.