The VA Has Recently Announced A Rule Change Which Will Make Annual Paperwork For Veterans Simpler
Claimants who receive the VA Improved Pension benefit have been required in prior years to prepare and file an “EVR”, Eligibility Verification Report, every January. The EVR is used to report necessary information to the VA for reauthorization of their monthly benefits and to calculate the new amount.
As of December 20, 2012, the VA will no longer be requiring eligibility verification reports. See press release here. They will be using a new automated information reporting tool offered by the IRS. This is great news and removes a layer of bureaucracy between our Veterans (and their widows) and the benefits they have earned.