VA Cuts Red Tape for Veterans and Survivors
The Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) eliminated the requirement that beneficiaries provide an
annual Eligibility Verification Report, as of January 1, 2013.
Beneficiaries no longer need to obtain the annual reports from the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA),
which reduces the burden on veterans, their families and survivors.
Under the new initiative, VA is working with the IRS and SSA to verify
continued eligibility for pension benefits. The new initiative also
allows VA to redirect more than 100 employees to work on eliminating the
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