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Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   85 NAME:    Other Veterans Services
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment | |
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Social Services and Income Maintenance; Veterans' Services, NEC
DEFINITION:    Administration of veterans bonus payments and other veterans services NOT classifiable under Public Welfare, Education, Health, Hospitals, Social Insurance Administration, or any other major function.
EXAMPLES:  Veterans' information and guidance services; claims representation; assistance in obtaining Federal and state benefits or rights to which they are entitled; general veterans outreach services; financial grants (other than bonuses) not contingent on need; certification of training and education programs for participation in Federal "GI bills" programs; administration of VA home loans program.
EXCLUSIONS:   Services that can be classified under other major functions, such as: veterans hospitals (report at Own Hospitals, codes 36 / 37), veterans or soldiers' retirement homes (report at Public Welfare, codes 77 / 79), tuition assistance and scholarships (use codes 19 / 20), and veterans health care (report at Health, codes 28 / 32); cash bonuses for prior military service (use code E84); grants for home improvements or acquisition (report at Housing and Community Development, code 50); loans for purchase or improvement of farms and homes (nonexpenditures); state distribution of Federal aid for veterans' education to local governments (report at Other and Unallocable, code 89); agency transactions to transmit Federal unemployment benefits to veterans or Federal education funds to private schools and individual veterans (nonexpenditures); state-local defense activities like national guard, civil air patrol, militia, etc. (use code 89).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
 
OTHER NOTES:   (1) This function applies solely to Federal and state government expenditures; report any related local expenditures and all employment data at Other and Unallocable, code 89. (2) Also, this function includes direct expenditure only--report any intergovernmental outlays at code 89. (3) Report U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs payments for veterans' compensation and pensions at code I85.
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E85 Current Operations Y YN N NN
I85 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F85 Construction Y YN N NN
G85 Land & Existing Structures Y YN N NN
K85 Equipment Y YN N NN
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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