Deported Americans receiving disability compensation (Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration)

michelle baker filed this request with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration of the United States of America .
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From: michelle baker

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

According to the GAO report that was completed in June 2019, (https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/699583.pdf#page=16&zoom=100,0,461) veterans that have been deported are still eligible for VA benefits and services. In accordance to that report, I'm requesting information on the following questions:

1) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA?
2) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA?
3)What are the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report?
4) How many veterans have been deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019?

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

michelle baker

From: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration

Dear Ms. Baker,

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated October 23, 2019, seeking information on the following:

1. How many deported veterans have received/are receiving benefits and services from the VA?
2. How many deported veterans have received/are receiving disability compensation from the VA?
3. What are the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report?
4. How many veterans have been deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019?

The FOIA Service received your request on October 30, 2019, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 20-00977-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you requested are maintained at the Veterans Benefits Administration. Your request has been referred to Ms. Gwendolyn Smith at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
Attn: Gwendolyn Smith
810 Vermont Avenue, NW (20M33) VACO
Washington, DC 20420
Office: (202) 632-8928
Facsimile: (202) 632-8925
Email: foia.vbaco@va.gov<mailto:foia.vbaco@va.gov>

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Smith.

We appreciate your interest in the VA. This concludes the FOIA Service's response.

Sincerely,

Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist, FOIA Service
Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)

Office: (202) 632-7382
Mobile: (202) 400-5958
Facsimile: (202) 632-7581

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hi there,

Could you please confirm that your office has received and is processing this request?

Thanks so much for your time and help.
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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

According to the GAO report that was completed in June 2019, (https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/699583.pdf#page=16&zoom=100,0,461) veterans that have been deported are still eligible for VA benefits and services. In accordance to that report, I'm requesting information on the following questions:

1) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving benefits and services from the VA?
2) How many deported veterans have received / are receiving disability compensation from the VA?
3)What are the new policies and procedures being implemented to ensure that deported veterans are being put in a database, as suggested by the June 2019 GAO report?
4) How many veterans have been deported since the GAO report in June 2019 through October 2019?

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

michelle baker

From: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration

Good afternoon. Please see the attached response in regards to your inquiry.
Thanks,

VBA Compensation Service

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