Presentation on theme: "Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs IOWAccess Advisory Meeting November 4, 2009 IDVA Interactive Forms Implementation Funding Request."— Presentation transcript:
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs IOWAccess Advisory Meeting November 4, 2009 IDVA Interactive Forms Implementation Funding Request
Where We have Been Redesign IDVA Static Website Provide Easily Accessible Emergency Information Provide Links To County Services Create New Page For Families Seeking Help Include Vital Information For Mental Health, PTSD, Counseling, And Treatment Establish Read Only Documents Scope Funding ( $20,000)Used For New Site Content Development Support
Interactive Forms Scope Funding Phase II IDVA has applications for many state benefit programs Veterans Trust Fund Vietnam Bonus Program Injured Veteran Grant Program Operation Recognition War Orphan Tuition Assistance County Grant Program
Scope and Design Funding Scope Funding Provided: $20,000 Scope funds were used to determine the preferred process for online forms Veterans will complete and submit forms online Once received, required information will be electronically added to IDVA’s database Veteran will be informed electronically that their application was received ITE then developed a Business Plan and established the proper database system.
Scope and Design Funding Design Funding : $89,700 Design funds were used to: To determine the best process for IDVA; Create Mock-up Screens; Create Administration Screens; Development Database; and Establish the Business Model Design phase came in under budget! $37,000 back to IOWAccess
Implementation Funding Request Implementation Funding Request: $99,876 Implementation costs will cover: Completion of programming for the project 852 hours at $113 per hour = $96,276 First Year of Hosting Fees $3,600
Benefit to Veterans Will expedite applications Quicker to complete for veteran Process time at IDVA will be increased Veterans are an increasingly technologically savvy population and some prefer completing applications online Veterans can become frustrated filling out claims by hand especially when suffering from a combat or service related injury or illness
Benefit to Veterans IDVA anticipates up to 750 veterans and counties will utilize the online applications annually Counties will be able to apply for benefits while the veteran is in there office Searchable database will allow IDVA to have a updated address for veterans and will be able to identify veterans from a certain demographic – Allowing us to send them updated benefit information.
Benefit to Veterans Eliminates margin of error for processing applications. Frees up staff by reducing paperwork to process other claims. Thank you