On June 4, 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that its Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation will hold a meeting, open to the public, on June 25-26, 2012, at the St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th and K streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
The Committee advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee assembles and reviews information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising during service in the Armed Forces, provides an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and gives advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation.
The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to receive briefings on issues relating to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Public comments will be allowed in the afternoon and will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Robert Watkins, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs at (202) 461-9214 or Robert.Watkins2@va.gov.