Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits Administration Support of Veterans Economic Recovery Payments Recovery Plan
Veterans Benefits Administration support includes administrative and information technology costs associated with one-time $250 economic recovery payments to eligible Veterans, their survivors, and dependents. These payments will help mitigate the effects of the current economy.
The expected public benefit is enhancement of the socioeconomic well-being of Veterans, and thereby the Nation and local communities, through Veterans benefits.
The measures have been revised to enrich the performance metrics for Recovery targets. In some instances, targets will not be available until additional baseline data has been collected.
Percent of eligible payees (Veterans, survivors, and other eligible beneficiaries) that were issued payments.
|Frequency : Monthly|
|Direction : Increasing|
|Type : Output|
|Explanation : This measure will track the number of veterans and survivors receiving the $250 stimulus checks disbursed to veterans by VA as a result of ARRA funding. |
|Unit : #|
Schedule and Milestones
VA will complete IT modifications and will issue the one-time $250 payments in June 2009, which will be followed by auditing and risk assessment for improper payments. Administrative activities may continue to resolve any returned or disputed payments as quickly as possible with all activity completed by December 2010.
|Complete IT modifications necessary to disburse payments.
|Complete economic recovery payments to all recipients designated for payment by VA.
|Complete any additional administrative follow-up.
Projects and Activities
In addition to disbursing the payments, VA will conduct necessary administrative activities. Prior to payments going out, VA will issue letters advising beneficiaries of the impending one-time $250 payments. VA will also modify existing information technology systems to accommodate the new Treasury account established to hold funds for the payments. A matching process will be conducted with other paying agencies to identify recipients to be paid by VA specifically. In the event of returned or disputed payments, or if a beneficiary does not receive a payment, VA will take the appropriate action to ensure proper payments are issued. VA will be performing a full risk assessment for improper payment reporting in this year’s Performance and Accountability Report.
For payments themselves, eligible beneficiaries will be paid a one-time $250 stimulus payment. They will receive their payments the same way they receive their monthly VA benefits (either by direct deposit or mail). VA will inform beneficiaries and the public when releasing the payments. VA beneficiaries who also receive benefits from the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board will be paid through those agencies and will therefore not receive the payment from VA.
After the payments are made, there will be an audit performed to ensure proper payment in the event there are any returned payments or beneficiaries that did not receive a payment. VA will be performing a full risk assessment for improper payment reporting in this year’s Performance and Accountability Report.
After the one-time $250 payments are made in June, there will be an audit performed to ensure proper payment in the event there are any returned payments or beneficiaries that did not receive a payment. VA will be performing a full risk assessment for improper payment reporting in this year’s Performance and Accountability Report. VBA is tracking the administrative costs incurred with the administration of the one-time payments.
Cost and Performance Plan
Veterans may call VA’s toll-free telephone number, view VA’s Recovery Web site, or visit a regional office to inquire about the one-time payments.
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Program Plan Award Types
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