The VA identifies veterans with a VAPT disability compensation rating, and provides
SSA with weekly information on this population through an automated data exchange.
We verify the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other data (such as, name, date of
birth, and gender) that the VA provides against the NUMIDENT. The information VA provided
may not be a comprehensive list of all VAPT disability compensation recipients, therefore
we must be alert to the possibility of new VAPT claimants during the initial interview.
We store the SSN of only verified disability compensation recipients in the SSA Integrated
Client Data Base (ICDB), also known as PERSON. We do not take any action on the information
in this database until the veteran contacts us to file a claim; we cannot use this
information for leads purposes.
1. Claimant’s SSN matches the SSA ICDB
If a veteran files a claim, follow these procedures:
When the claimant’s SSN matches the information in the ICDB, an alert may appear in
either one of or all of the following:
National 800 Number Appointment/Referral System
(NUMBR800) generates the alert “VA 100% P&T – Schedule Appointment Within Three Days”;
Customer Service Record Query (CSQR) generates the alert “VA 100% P&T – Use Expedited Procedures” in both Visitor Intake
Process Re-write (VIPr) and Customer Information Control System (CICS);
Modernized Claims Systems (MCS) adds an ISSUE “100% PT” and the remark “VA 100% Perm and Total” to the Remarks field
on the MCS DW01 Screen;
Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) adds Flag #38 “Disabled Veteran Rated 100% Permanent and Total” to pending cases
and initiated cases that have a data match;
Case Processing and Management System (CPMS) adds the case characteristic “VPAT” (effective 07/15), and
Appeals Review Processing System (ARPS) adds the case characteristic “VPAT.”
During case creation, when the SSN is present in the PERSON VAPT segment, the EDCS
automatically attaches a VAPT flag.
If the SSN match occurs after initial case creation, the VAPT flag re-propagates into
EDCS during case creation at any adjudicative level.
2. Claimant’s SSN does not match the SSA ICDB
If the claimant’s SSN does not match the information in the SSA ICDB (i.e., no alert
is present), but the claimant alleges a VAPT disability compensation rating:
Manually establish a VAPT flag in EDCS.
(For instructions on manually establishing a flag, see DI 81010.080 )
If the case is a paper modular disability folder (MDF), attach a paper VAPT flag to
See an exhibit of the paper flag in DI 11005.012H.