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VetBiz Cancellations

Cancellation after a firm is verified by the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”) can happen for a number of reasons but most often follow an audit where a red flag is raised or a business does not provide a required document. They can also arise when a firm fails to show continued eligibility upon submitting a Change Request, when a firm omits to report changes, or when the CVE otherwise becomes aware that a firm is no longer eligible for the Veterans First Contracting Program.

When you receive a Notice of Proposed Cancellation, it’s stressful even when you feel it’s in error and you know how to respond. If not done properly, you’ll face either waiting six months to reapply, or utilizing the appeal procedures for cancellation at the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. (And, if you lose there, you’ll have to wait six months from the date of that decision, which might cost you another few months).

In the 30 days you have to respond to a Notice of Proposed Cancellation, make sure you do it right. Present the absolute best case you can make, and submit any pertinent evidence. I can help you do all this toward the end of keeping your verified status. Don’t risk your livelihood!

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