Military Service Verified Online
HOUSTON, TX (February 22, 2011) – U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs has spearheaded a
ground breaking program that allows for veterans, employers, merchants, hospital staff, insurance agents, and the general
public to verify the military service of those claiming to have served.
beauty of our system is that the privacy of our veterans remain protected, and at the same time, permits the public to check
the status of anyone claiming to be a veteran,” said Carl Wickham, Program Analyst.
released to the public is very limited. Only the name of the veteran is released. For
veterans who are disabled, their disability rating is released as well. Furthermore, the program is an
“opt-in” program, where veterans elect to allow their information released to the public.
further protect the privacy of veterans, information about the veteran is only released to telephone users who have text messaging
Wickham points out, “We do not keep information of our clients stored in online servers.
When an inquiry is received, one of our Information Specialists will do the research and if verified, will send the
data via text message to the requesting party.”
speed and efficiency of the program capitalizes on the new technology in smartphones, and provides the type of flexibility
most have come to expect.
program works as well as the pilot study completed in December 2010, verifying that a person claiming to be a veteran actually completed
military service will be a great benefit to many.
Launched in March
2007, U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs researches and distributes compensable benefits information to U.S. veterans.
Also, they are a major conduit for free services available to veterans.
Beth Ann McGruder
U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs