ARRA establishes the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund (FVECF) that provides
a one-time payment for veterans who served in the Philippine armed forces during World
War II. Only a small number of applicants will receive this payment, however, some
veterans who file for Medicare Part D Extra Help may require verification via MAPS.
Eligible veterans who are citizens of the United States (U.S.) may receive a one-time
payment of $15,000. Eligible veterans who are non-U.S. citizens may receive a one-time
payment of $9,000. A veteran’s surviving spouse may receive the one-time payment only
if the veteran filed for, but did not receive the payment prior to death.
When verifying receipt of FVECF:
Exclude the one-time FVECF payment from income to determine Medicare Part D Extra
Help eligibility received by the veteran or the surviving spouse.
Accept the Medicare Part D Extra Help applicant’s allegation about the receipt of
this special payment and the amount of the payment.
Inform the Medicare Part D Extra Help applicant not to report the FVECF payment as income on the application for Medicare Part D Extra Help. If
the applicant incorrectly reported funds as income, the FO must correct the applicant’s
income on the verification screen accordingly.
If the applicant incorrectly reported funds, correct the income amounts on the income
verification screen as income and document the verification on the (DWRC) screen.
Direct all public inquiries related to applying or obtaining eligibility requirements
to the Department of Veterans Affairs Office at 1-800-827-1000 or under “Locations.” On their website: http://www.va.gov/.
For more information about income exclusions for Medicare Part D Extra Help, see HI 03020.050.
For more information about resource exclusions for Medicare Part D Extra Help, see HI 03030.020.