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Verification Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed the Verification Assistance Program to help applicants understand how to submit a Vets First Verification Program application. Support and resources are available at every phase of the application process to prevent and reduce Verification denials.

Verification Assistance Counselors

Verification Assistance Counselors are trained to provide application assistance to SDVOSBs/VOSBs that want to become verified. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers/PTACs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam offer counseling services at no cost.
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Verification Webinars and Town Halls

CVE hosts recurring training sessions on various aspects of the Verification process. Consult the list of upcoming webinars and town halls to register for a session that will best address your current or future Verification status.
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List of Required Documents

The list of required documents allows applicants to find out what documents they need to submit with the Verification application based on the business type.
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Verification Assistance Briefs

Verification Assistance Briefs clarify the rules associated with 38 CFR Part 74 and address the main causes of Verification application denials. View the briefs »

Guide to Site Visits

Onsite examinations are part of the Verification review process. CVE may conduct a site visit to determine a firm’s compliance with 38 CFR Part 74. Learn about site visits »

Opportunities for Verified Businesses

Direct Access Program

The Direct Access Program (DAP) helps SDVOSBs/VOSBs build partnerships, maximize networking, and gain access to procurement opportunities.
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Doing Business with VA

VA has contracting and procurement opportunities across its nationwide network of hospitals, clinics, regional offices, Veterans benefits, Veterans Integrated Service Networks, data processing centers, and national cemeteries that require a broad spectrum of products and services.
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