The Resource VA enhanced monthly benefits : recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, (electronic resource)

VA enhanced monthly benefits : recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, (electronic resource)

Label
VA enhanced monthly benefits : recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title
VA enhanced monthly benefits
Title remainder
recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title variation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs enhanced monthly benefits
  • Recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved
  • VA A&A and housebound benefits
Title variation remainder
recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefits to individuals who need regular assistance and the attendance of another person or Housebound benefits to individuals who are substantially confined to their homes. These benefits, which increase recipients' monthly disability compensation or pension payments, are called enhanced compensation or enhanced pension, respectively, collectively referred to as enhanced monthly benefits. This report describes (1) characteristics of enhanced monthly benefit recipients; (2) how the benefits help veterans obtain needed services, and the associated difficulties they face in obtaining these services; and (3) VA's efforts to educate veterans and their family members about the availability of the benefits. GAO's work included analyzing VA case-level demographic data from fiscal years 2000 to 2010 on enhanced monthly benefit recipients, conducting facilitated focus groups with veterans and their family representatives, and interviewing VA headquarters and regional officials on VA's outreach efforts for enhanced monthly benefits, as well as reviewing relevant federal laws and regulations. GAO recommends that VA conduct more focused outreach to better educate potential recipients about enhanced monthly benefits. VA agreed with the recommendation and described a number of actions it would take or explore to address it, such as including more detailed information in its printed material on enhanced monthly benefits
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bertoni, Daniel
  • United States
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  • United States
  • Disabled veterans
  • Disabled veterans
Label
VA enhanced monthly benefits : recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo22420
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Mar. 26, 2012)
  • "December 2011."
  • "GAO-12-153."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm781628362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 42 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) a1126903
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
VA enhanced monthly benefits : recipient population is changing, and awareness could be improved : report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo22420
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Mar. 26, 2012)
  • "December 2011."
  • "GAO-12-153."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm781628362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 42 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) a1126903
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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