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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on VA Disability Compensation and Related BenefitsAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number34766
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/3/2008Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date9/10/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ersie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Farber
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 461-9728
Effective Date Of Authority*9/10/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 275-1728
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ersie.farber@va.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Public Law 110-389 mandated the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and that the Secretary regularly consults with and seeks the advice of the Committee with respect to the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the schedule for rating disabilities. This statutorily authorized Committee takes precedence; therefore this Committee was terminated because it had the same objectives and scope of activities.
How is membership balanced?*Members were selected from among recognized experts, Veterans (stakeholders), and others with special competence in areas such as disability claims adjudication, vocational rehabilitation, disability programs management, workers' compensation, rehabilitative medicine, mental health research, military medical services management, Veterans' benefits advocacy, and survivor benefits advocacy.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee did not meet due to the short duration and then termination of the Committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Payment of disability compensation to Veterans who suffer from the effects of service connected disabilities is one of the core VA responsibilities. Proper management of the payment program is essential to the Department's business. The newly established Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation provides advice to the Secretary on establishing and supervising a schedule to conduct periodic reviews of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were held.
Recommendation RemarksIt should be noted that a comprehensive review of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilties (VASRD) has been recommended by a major federal panel during the past year. That panel was a statutorily-established commission which operated as a federal advisory committee and submitted its recommendations in October 2007. A comprehensive review of the VASRD has also been discussed in various congressional hearings during the past several years.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review*No
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.Access Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess Other 
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.
Agency Feedback CommentThis Committee was terminated November 3, 2008.Narrative Description*Public Law 110-389 mandated the estabishment of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and that the Secretary regularly consults with and seeks the advice of the Committee with respect to the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the schedule for rating disabilities. This statutorily authorized Committee takes precedence; therefore this Committee was terminated because it had the same objectives and scope of activities.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-010652Advisory Committee on VA Disability Compensation and Related Benefits2008