From Chuck Weber, your Veteran Service Officer...

VA Implements New Death Confirmation Policy


Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a new policy change that affects all veterans.  The VA is currently in the process of updating its procedure to request further confirmation of a veteran’s death before it terminates any and all payments to the veteran. 

Basically, the process will now involve more exhaustive confirmation of a veteran’s death before payments are stopped.  For instance, when VA officials believe that a veteran has died, the VA will send a letter to his or her address on file and request confirmation of the death from a surviving family member. If the VA doesn't receive a response from the family — or from a veteran erroneously believed to be dead — only then will the VA terminate payments permanently.

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