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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
"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."
Children born with spina bifida.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
Awards are authorized at the Regional Benefits Office.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not available at this time. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420 USPhone:
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16 Estimate Not Available FY 18 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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