|Title:||VBA’s Fiduciary Program Needs to Improve the Timeliness of Determinations and Reimbursements of Misused Funds|
|VA Office:||Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
The purpose of the VA Fiduciary Program is to protect beneficiaries who are unable to manage their VA benefits as a result of injury, disease, advanced age, or because they are under age 18. The Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) Pension and Fiduciary Service administers the program through six fiduciary offices called “hubs.” The OIG examined whether program staff properly addressed allegations of benefit payments being misused and then reimbursed beneficiaries as required.