Veterans disability compensation (61 - 70 of 79 items)
Veterans' Benefits: Basing Survivors' Compensation on Veterans' Disability Is a Viable Option
HEHS-95-30: Published: Mar 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Program which provides income and benefits to surviving spouses of servicemembers who died or were disabled on active duty, focusing on: (1) the total amount of program benefits DIC recipients received in 1993; (2) the financial impact on surviving s...
Disabled Veterans Programs: U.S. Eligibility and Benefit Types Compared With Five Other Countries
HRD-94-6: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared disabled veterans' benefits in the United States with benefits provided by other foreign countries, focusing on differences in: (1) the types and amounts of benefits; (2) eligibility for benefits; and (3) the types of agencies administering programs for disabled veterans.GAO found that: (1) the United States offers several benefits to its veterans,...
VA Health Care: Comparison of VA Benefits With Other Public and Private Programs
HRD-93-94: Published: Jul 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the health care benefits available under major public and private programs; and (2) analyzed the potential effects of existing benefit differences on veterans' use of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system.GAO found that: (1) VA has a broader range of covered services than other health benefits programs, but no veteran is...
Veterans' Compensation: Premature Closing of VA Office in the Philippines Could Be Costly
HRD-93-96: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) disability compensation and survivor benefit programs in the Philippines.GAO found that: (1) VA compensation payments totalled $50.6 million in 1985, $38.4 million in 1988, and $50.9 million in 1992; (2) the number of Filipino beneficiaries has declined by 23 percent since 1985; (3) the average compensation...
Veterans Affairs Issues
OCG-93-21TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues relating to veterans affairs.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delivers a wide array of medical disability compensation, pension, housing, insurance, education, and burial services in more than 1,000 facilities at a cost of $34 billion annually; (2) to contain the rising federal defic...
VA Health Care: Copayment Exemption Procedures Should Be Improved
HRD-92-77: Published: Jun 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines the medical care copayment exemption status of Vietnam veterans who claim Agent Orange exposure; and (2) VA exemption policies and procedures for determining veterans' Agent Orange exposure.GAO found that: (1) the VA guidance does not adequately inform medical centers about...
Veterans' Benefits: Information on Noncitizen Veterans Receiving VA Disability Compensation
HRD-90-163FS: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the: (1) number of noncitizen veterans who served less than 3 years in the military and are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); and (2) nature of disabilities for which such veterans are being compensated.GAO found that: (1) there were 6,277 disabled veterans with foreign addresses and less than 3 yea...
Veterans' Benefits: VA Needs Death Information From Social Security to Avoid Erroneous Payments
HRD-90-110: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made substantial erroneous payments to the accounts of deceased beneficiaries under its compensation and pension programs.GAO found that: (1) if surviving relatives do not report beneficiary deaths to VA in a timely manner, substantial erroneous payments can result; (2) in April 1989, VA paid pensio...
Veterans' Benefits: Improvements Needed in Processing Disability Claims
HRD-89-24: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) claims processing procedures for compensation and pension disability benefits, focusing on the extent to which the procedures violated veterans' due process rights or resulted in their unfair treatment.GAO found that VA: (1) communicated its claims decisions primarily through written notices, which were o...
Transition Series: Veterans Affairs Issues
OCG-89-14TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on federal government issues relating to veterans, including: (1) departmental management; (2) aging veterans' long-term health care needs; (3) disabled veterans' compensation schedules; and (4) management information systems.GAO noted that the Veterans Administration (VA): (1) lacked a system to ensure that veterans received high-quality, appropriate services; (2) lacke...