Review of the Administration of Programs That Are Interrelated Between Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration

FPCD-78-75 Published: Dec 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1978.
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As part of a continuing study of the payment of interrelated compensation to veterans by the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, GAO has found that in cases when a recipient received payment from both the VA and DOD, the correct readjustment pay, or offsets, were not made. In this case, the recipient would receive either an overpayment or underpayment with a correction usually being made at a later date. Situations of this kind raise the administrative costs of the benefit program and may impose hardship on the individual if a mistake required him to reimburse the government.

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