New VA Death Confirmation Policy

The 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 veteranís death before it terminates any and all payments to the veteran.  Basically, the process will now involve more exhaustive confirmation of a veteranís 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 ó or from a veteran erroneously believed to be dead ó only then will the VA terminate payments permanently.


Yours in service,

Chuck Weber

Veterans Serivce Officer