Veterans' benefits veterans have mixed views on a lump sum disability payment option : report to the chairman, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives

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Page 23 - In interpreting survey results, it should be borne in mind that all sample surveys are subject to sampling error, that is, the extent to which the results may differ from what would be obtained if the whole population had been interviewed.
Page 3 - ... concentrating claims processing resources on these claims, rather than on claims by more severely disabled veterans, was consistent with program intent. The commission asked Congress to consider paying less severely disabled veterans compensation in a lump sum. According to the commission, the lump sum option could have a number of benefits for VA as well as veterans. Specifically, the lump sum option could reduce the number of claims submitted and allow VA to process claims more quickly —...
Page 3 - ... severely disabled veterans compensation in a lump sum. According to the commission, the lump sum option could have a number of benefits for VA as well as veterans. Specifically, the lump sum option could reduce the number of claims submitted and allow VA to process claims more quickly — especially those of more seriously disabled veterans. Moreover, a lump sum option could be more useful to some veterans as they make the transition from military to civilian life. In December 2000, we reported...
Page 4 - July 2004, in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. (See app. I for more detailed information on our scope and methodology.) R6SllltS in Bri6f US. agencies...
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Page 3 - ... receiving disability compensation in fiscal year 2003 had disabilities rated 30 percent or less. The commission questioned whether concentrating claims processing resources on these claims, rather than on claims by more severely disabled veterans, was consistent with program intent. The commission asked Congress to consider paying less severely disabled veterans compensation in a lump sum. According to the commission, the lump sum option could have a number of benefits for VA as well as veterans....
Page 23 - We calculated the sampling error for each statistical estimate at the 95-percent confidence level. This means, for example, that if we repeatedly sampled...
Page 18 - Sincerely yours, Cynthia A. Bascetta Director, Health Care—Veterans' Health and Benefits Issues Appendix I Scope and Methodology To...

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