2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Additional Veterans Benefit Services Staff

Item 413 #1c

Item 413 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Public Safety
Veterans Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $402,403 GF

Page 346, line 38, strike "$5,753,032" and insert "$6,155,435".

(This amendment provides general fund support to maintain a statutory provision requiring one claims representative for every 26,212 veterans residing in the Commonwealth. Since that statutory provision was enacted in 2005, the number of veterans residing in Virginia has increased from 738,545 to 822,312. Given the increase in Virginia's veteran population, there is a need for four additional veterans claims officers. The funding provided would support filling four vacant veterans claims officer and three vacant support staff positions, as well as related office expenses for those positions.)