2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Additional Claims Agents for Veterans Services

Item 90 #1h

Item 90 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Veterans Services, Department of FY2005 $619,935 FY2006 $619,935 GF
FY2005 15.00 FY2006 15.00 FTE

Page 62, line 15, strike "$2,200,095" and insert "$2,820,030".
Page 62, line 15, strike "$2,212,612" and insert "$2,832,547".

(This amendment provides additional general fund support to the Department of Veterans Services in order to add 15 additional claims agents. Claims agents assist Virginia's veterans secure federal benefits including medical treatment, education assistance, and compensation benefits. The additional staff would enable the agency to increase the size of its field offices and potentially reopen previously eliminated field offices.)