VA CUTS Red Tape and Eliminates EVR

The “EVR” is the annual Eligibility Verification Report required to be completed each year and approved by the VA to continue eligibility for VA benefits. A new policy was just implemented eliminating the EVR requirement. But don’t think that the VA will not still check up on eligibility. The VA will continue to work with the IRS and Social Security Administration to verify continued eligibility.

“The IRS is taking new steps to provide critical data to help speed up the benefits process for the Nation’s Veteran and Veterans Affairs”, states Beth Tucker, IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support.

The VA stated that they will receive a letter from the VA explaining the changes and should provide instructions to continue to submit their unreimbursed medical expenses. So, there may be still some reporting requirement, but should not as onerous at it was in the past.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 2:13 am and is filed under Veterans.