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VetBiz Guidebook

As a veterans attorney and advocate who focuses on VetBiz applications, I’ve seen just about every issue that can arise during the process. The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is still a relatively new program, and the process for getting verified can be confusing and tedious. This guidebook contains all information with practical use in one centralized place, and it covers the following topics:

  • General facts about the VA’s VetBiz Verification Process
  • What to Expect from the VetBiz Process
  • Legal Meets Practical’s Top 10 Tips for Getting Verified
  • Reporting Changes to a Verified Business
  • Reverification
  • VetBiz Cancellation Procedures
  • VetBiz Updates
  • Common Eligibility Issues
  • Special Issues.

This 30-page guidebook, which will be updated as needed (last updated June 15, 2016) and posted on this webpage, is your comprehensive guide for braving the verification process. Access it HERE, and good luck!

If you have further questions or need help, please feel free to reach out to me at and/or (703) 552-3220.

Also, the LMP winter newsletter covering the major news items affecting veterans over the last quarter is now available. Click HERE. And as always, feel free to sign up for my weekly blog (left of page).

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