Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Vietnam Veterans' Children with Spina Bifida or Other Covered Birth Defects

To provide vocational training and rehabilitation to certain children born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects who are children of Vietnam veterans and some Korean veterans.



Agency - Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs strives for excellence in patient care and veteran's benefits for its constituents through high quality, prompt and seamless service to United States veterans.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, Subpart M ? Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea ? Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects.
Website Address

http://www.va.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Program must lead to a vocational goal that it is feasible for the child to achieve.

The child should be able to achieve the vocational goal within 24 months of services and assistance, although an extension of up to 24 months is possible under certain conditions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

?A child born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects, except spina bifida occulta, who is the natural child of a Vietnam veteran and some Korean veterans, regardless of the age or marital status of the child, conceived after the date on which the veteran first served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era and in particular areas near the DMZ in the Korean conflict.

VA must also determine that it is feasible for the child to achieve a vocational goal.?.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Children born with spina bifida.

Credentials/Documentation

Birth certificate and military discharge certificate are required. The child must be born with spina bifida and be the natural child of a Vietnam veteran and some Korean veterans. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circulars No. A-102 and No. A-110. To apply, you can obtain VA Form 21-0304, Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans, from your nearest VA regional benefits office, or online at www.va.gov. Complete and submit this form to the nearest VA regional benefits office. A written statement from an individual requesting services is also sufficient. To apply, the statement must include the child's full name, address, the veteran parent's name, and the VA claim number.

Award Procedures

Awards are authorized at the Regional Benefits Office.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, Executive Order To provide vocational training and rehabilitation to certain children born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects who are children of Vietnam veterans and some Korean veterans., Public Law 104-204, 38 U.S.C 1804.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not available at this time.

Appeals

Available through special board. In the event of a denial, claimants are advised of appeal rights and procedures at the time of notification. Average time to process an appeal is 622 days.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not available at this time. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

36-0102-0-1-701.

Obigations

(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, Subpart M ? Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea ? Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects.

Headquarters Office

Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20420 Phone: 202-461-9600

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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