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Average Verification Processing Time

To provide you with the length of time it will take to process an application and make a determination, read the following information.

The length of time necessary to provide a determination will vary based on:

  • Number of applications in process
  • Complexity of application
  • Whether site visit is necessary

The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) seeks to complete all initial determinations within 60 days of receiving a complete application. Many applicants fail to provide all the required documents with their initial application submission.

CVE cannot initiate an examination until all required documents have been provided. The 60-day examination period does not begin until CVE receives a complete application. CVE will acknowledge receipt of a complete application by email to the address provided in the VetBiz Vendor Information Portal.

Verification Processing Statistics

Updated 01/23/2017

Verification Processing Statistics
 1st QTRFY17FY16
Total Applications 2444 2444 9202
-- Total Initial Applications 2029 2029 3930
Initial Application Approvals 718 718 3802
Total Denied 7 7 128
Average Processing Time 47 Days 47 Days 34 Days
Approval Percentage 98.5& 98.5% 97%
-- Total Reverification Applications 277 277 1060
Total Reverification Approvals 240 240 1049
Total Denied 0 0 11
Average Processing Time 43 Days 43 Days 32 Days
Approval Percentage 100% 100% 99%


Updated 01/23/2017

1 Control of decision-making and serve as management member (LLC) [38 CFR § 74.4 (e)] 13.67%
2 Undue influence [38 CFR § 74.4(i)(4)] 12.60%
3 Day-to-day management and administration of operations [28 CFR 74.4(b)]Full-time devotion [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(3)] 8.58%
4 Legal organization/licensing [38 CFR § 74.21(c)(9)] 8.31%
5 Highest officer [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(2)] 7.24%
6 Highest paid [38 CFR § 74.4(g)(3)] 6.97%
7 Outside employment impact [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(1)] 6.97%
8 Full-time devotion [38 CFR § 74.4(c)(3)] 4.83%
9 51% majority ownership [38 CFR § 74.3 4.29%
10 ]Control of board of directors: quorum (Corporation) [38 CFR § 74.4(f)(2)(i)] 3.49%

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