Transmittal 2011 - 21

PARIS MEMBER STATES:

This transmittal is to inform all member states that the testing of the new VA VETNET file will not be completed to meet the August quarterly submission date.  The VA match for August will use the current BDN file which has approximately 24,879 records.  States participating in the August VA match can expect a low number of matches.

The ongoing VETNET testing by California and Washington indicates that their matches have increased significantly.  The most recent VETNET test with Washington had a match count of 10,725.  States’ VA input file layout to DMDC should remain the same and once testing is complete a revised VA output file layout will be sent out.