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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 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 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

1. In FY 1998-99, the Claims Program will process claims, review claims after an adjudication officer has rendered a decision, and provide representation before rating boards of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its Board of Veterans Appeals.

1 Estimated based on available first quarter data.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded from the state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$292,204

$292,204

8

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$292,204

$292,204

8

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($12,800)

($12,800)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$12,800)

$4,401

$4,401

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$5,379

$5,379

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$27,568

$27,568

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($1,487)

($1,487)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$0

1

 

Realign positions between programs to correct authorized positions

 

 

 

 

 

$315,265

$315,265

9

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$23,061

$23,061

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 107.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.3% of the total request ($378,560) for this program. The net increase over existing operating budget is primarily due to the attrition adjustment and the transfer of one (1) position from the Administrative program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$6,960

 

Replacement of office equipment

 

 

 

$6,960

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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