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VA - 25152 - Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameVeterans' Disability Benefits CommissionAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2008Committee Number25152
Original Establishment Date2/24/2005Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/1/2007Committee URLhttp://www.va.gov/vetscommission
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*13
Current Charter Date2/21/2007Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/1/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*Raymond
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 109-163Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Wilburn
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Title XV of Public Law 108-136Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 756-7729
Effective Date Of Authority*2/24/2005Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-756-0229
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*ray.wilburn@va.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*In accordance with Title XV of Public Law 108-136, the Commission shall carry out a study of the benefits under the laws of the United States that are provided to compensate and assist veterans and their survivors for disabilities and deaths attributable to military service. The Commission shall produce a report on the study. The Commission's study shall be a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of benefits provided under current federal laws to compensate veterans and their survivors for disability or death attributable to military service. In carrying out the study, the Commission shall make recommendations concerning the appropriateness of such benefits under existing laws, the appropriateness of the level of such benefits, and the appropriate standard or standards for determining whether a veteran's disability or death should be compensated. The Commission shall also consult with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences with respect to the medical aspects of contemporary disability compensation policies.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission is composed of 13 members appointed by the President and by the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives. Of the 13 total members, not less than 7 shall be veterans who were awarded any of the following decorations: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, the Air Force Cross, and the Silver Star. Members of the Commission are appointed for the life of the Commission.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were no meetings in this fiscal year as the Commission completed its work and shut down its operations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission is directed to submit its final report to the President and Congress. The Commission may hold hearings, take testimony, and receive any evidence it considers advisable to carry out its purposes. The Commission may also secure from any federal department or agency such information as it considers necessary to carry out its purposes.
Why close or partially close meetings?Commission meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNot applicable
Number Of Recommendations*110Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*40.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The purpose of the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission is to carry out a study of the benefits under the laws of the United States that are provided to compensate and assist veterans and their survivors for disabilities and deaths attributable to military service, and to produce a report on the study.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$55,800.00Est 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*$116,377.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$33,555.00Est 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*$300.00Est. 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$105,450.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$311,482.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-011551Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission2007
 COM-013221Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission2006
 COM-013408Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission2005