VA Eliminates Annual Eligibility Verification Report for Veterans Aid & Attendance

The Department of Veterans Affairs is eliminating the requirement for veterans receiving the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit to file an annual report called the Eligibility Verification Report [EVR].  Before, beneficiaries were required to turn in the EVR and that was how the VA determined continuing eligibility.  Now, the VA will verify continued eligibility information through the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] and Social Security Administration. Implementing this new system will reduce the burden on many veterans and their families because they will not have to remember to file these returns each year in order to maintain their benefits.

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