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DEPARTMENT VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Benefits Administration
Washington, D.C. 20420
July 30, 2015
Judicial Watch
Attn: William Marshall
425 Third St., SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
bmarshall@judicialwatch.org
RE: FOIA Request: 15-05728-F
Dear Marshall:
This letter response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C. 552,
request received FOIA Service June 18, 2015, but received office June 19,
2015. You requested the following information: Any and all records reflecting the number military Veterans the years
2001 2015, broken out year, who have been rated incompetent
mentally incapable for purposed and are longer allowed purchase
possess firearms. Any and all records reflecting the number military Veterans the years
2001 2015, broken out year who have appealed determinations that they
were rated incompetent mentally incapable and are longer allowed
purchase possess firearms. Any and all records reflecting the number military Veterans the years
2001-2015, broken out year, who have appealed determination that they were
rated incompetent mentally incapable and subsequently had their Veterans
benefits suspended
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) queried the appropriate office request
records pertaining your request. Based data analysis VBA internal systems,
are providing you the following results July 17, 2015. Please note for this data
analysis the term Unique Veteran means Veteran only counted once that
amount. Veterans may have multiple ratings, you will see the rating counts are
greater than the Unique Veteran counts for some years. The same applies for appeals
issues.
The following table provides counts rating decisions establishing incompetency
handle disbursement funds. The year the calendar year the rating decision date.
Table
Rating Calendar Year Ratings Unique Veterans
2001
2002
2003
5,924
5,901
2004
6,491
6,466
2005
5,330
5,321
2006
8,325
8,270
2007
11,265
11,121
2008
13,260
13,100
2009
14,793
14,600
2010
17,256
17,084
2011
22,660
22,470
2012
22,042
21,871
2013
20,301
20,162
2014
22,266
22,020
2015
8,854
8,776
Totals (not unique)
178,886
177,281
Unique Cell
171,813
The following table provides counts appeals where the issue appeal was
competency. The year the calendar year the Notice Disagreement was received
establishing the appeal.
Table
Appeal Calendar Year Appeals Unique Veterans
2001
137
136
2002
202
202
2003
228
228
2004
239
238
2005
257
257
2006
274
273
2007
263
261
2008
369
367
2009
362
361
2010
434
433
2011
421
420
2012
2013
2014
2015
Totals (not unique)
Unique Veterans
387
349
372
122
4,416
386
349
371
122
4,404
4,297
The following table provides counts the subset appeals Table where the Board Veterans Appeals (BVA) either granted denied the issue appeal. The year
the calendar year the Notice Disagreement was received establishing the appeal.
Table
Appeal
Appeal Issue Finalized
Calendar
BVA (Grant Denial
Year
Only)
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Totals (not
228
unique)
Unique Veterans
Appeals Denied
(Incompetency upheld)
158
Unique
Veterans
158
157
The following table provides counts all claims received requesting National Instant
Background Check System (NICS) Relief Request. The year the calendar year the
claim was received.
Table
Claim Calendar Year Claims Unique Veterans
2009
2010
123
119
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Totals (not unique)
348
340
Unique Veterans
328
This concludes our response your FOIA request.
Your request was processed the undersigned. You may appeal the determination
made this response to:
General Counsel (024)
Department Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420 you should choose make appeal, your appeal must postmarked later than
sixty (60) calendar days after the date the adverse determination. must clearly
identify the determination being appealed and must include any assigned request
number.
The appeal should also include:
The name the FOIA Officer
The address the component
The date the component determination, any
The precise subject matter the appeal you choose appeal only portion the determination, you must specify which part the determination you are appealing.
The appeal should include copy the request and response, any. The appeal
should marked Freedom Information Act Appeal
Point Contact
Thank you for your interest the Department Veterans Affairs. Customer service
very important us. you have questions regarding this letter, please contact Leah Brown (202) 4619740 and refer the assigned case number.
Sincerely yours,
Bertha Brown
Bertha Brown
Compensation Service, FOIA Officer
Veterans Benefits Administration