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Program B: Claims

Program Authorization: La. Revised Statutes, Title 29, Sections 251-262, as Amended

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Claims Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs is to represent veterans and/or their dependents on claims for benefits under the laws of the United States or any state thereof.

The goal of the Claims Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs is to assure veterans and/or their dependents that a just and proper decision is secured on their claims for benefits they are entitled to under the laws of the United States or the states thereof.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded from the State General Fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$315,265

$315,265

9

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$315,265

$315,265

9

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$5,542

$5,542

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$4,344

$4,344

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$21,000

$21,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($6,960)

($6,960)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($5,335)

($5,335)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$8,000

$8,000

0

Other Adjustments To adequately fund operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$341,856

$341,856

9

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$26,591

$26,591

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 108.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 92.4% of the total request ($369,974) for this program. The net increase over existing operating budget is primarily due to the funding of operating expenses to an adequate level.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$21,000

 

Replacement of office equipment

 

 

 

$21,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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