Kan. Admin. Regs. § 97-6-11 - Director's duties

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

The director shall oversee the day-to-day operations of the veterans claims assistance program and the service grant program. The director shall report directly to the commission when acting as the chairperson of the veterans claims assistance advisory board, pursuant to L. 2006, ch. 153, sec. 2(a) and amendments thereto. The director's duties shall include the following:

(a) Developing the budget for the veterans claims assistance program and the service grant program;
(b) collecting data and information about benefits and services and making the data and information available to veterans and their spouses, dependents, and survivors;
(c) working with and annually updating VSOs participating in the service grant program and receiving input for use by the KCVA and the legislature;
(d) reviewing invoices and requests for payment and ensuring that each VSO's requests for payment meet the statutory and regulatory requirements;
(e)
(1) Collecting the annual audited financial statement from each VSO participating in the service grant program; and
(2) reviewing each statement;
(f) maintaining a record of each case handled by a VSR for the KCVA and the VSOs, which shall contain at least the following information:
(1) The name of the veteran;
(2) the claim or case number of the veteran; and
(3) the monthly benefit received by the veteran;
(g) ensuring that an adequate, trained staff is in place to provide support and information on federal and state benefits to veterans and their spouses, dependents, and survivors;
(h) increasing veterans' access to claims assistance through one-stop service centers to which veterans and their spouses, dependents, and survivors can turn for information and assistance;
(i) providing and maintaining the field offices necessary to serve the needs of veterans and their spouses, dependents, and survivors throughout the state. These offices shall provide services in cooperation with the one-stop service centers;
(j) preparing a report on the veterans claims assistance program and the service grant program and presenting the report to the legislature not later than January 31 each year; and
(k) calling a meeting of the veterans claims assistance advisory board at least quarterly.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 97-6-11
Authorized by and implementing L. 2006, ch. 153, sec. 1; effective April 27, 2007.

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