Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to subscribe?
The cost to subscribe to GettaVet is a one-time fee of $10, and lasts a lifetime. This covers the background check and other startup costs.
Verifying Military Service.
GettaVet is an online marketplace for veterans, military retirees, active-duty military, and/or their spouses to post the services they can provide the freelancing community. To ensure only the those who serve or served are on this site, we have partnered with GovX to verify your military service. You will be asked to provide enough information through GovX to verify your service. In this process, you will create a GovX account and may be asked to provide a copy of your DD Form 214 or other proof of military service. You may elect to use GovX after this process if you so choose. GovX does not keep your information – other than your GovX account – after the verification process.
GettaVet requires veterans to go through a background check when creating their account. (This requirement applies also to veteran’s spouses when they want to use this platform for freelance work.) This measure is simply to say to the public that 1) only military veterans use this site and 2) as an additional step, everyone has gone through a background check. The check is made by Barada Associates Inc, the same firm that handles background checks for other leading freelancing web sites.
How does GettaVet make money?
To use the application, there is a 12% service fee deducted from the veteran’s total invoice, approximately 3% + goes to the third-party payment processor, Stripe. The remainder goes toward maintaining the service and platform for veterans and spouses.
When will GettaVet be available across the country?
This program will be added to the existing services as quickly as possible.
Licenses, Insurance, and Bonds.
The requirement for licenses, registering, insurance, and bonds varies by locale across the country. Those seeking to display their bio and services on the GettaVet platform must ensure they meet local regulations.
When will I get paid?
Payment for services performed go out weekly. On a 7-day schedule, payouts are made daily and contain payments processed seven calendar days prior. For example, payments received on a Tuesday are paid out by the following Tuesday.
What payment method can I use with GettaVet?
Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, Union Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay. These are the same forms clients may use to pay for your service.
Will I receive a 1099-Misc?
Veterans and spouses using the GettaVet site will not receive a 1099-misc. Qualifying veterans will receive a 1099-K. To qualify for a 1099-K, the veteran will have received over $20,000 in pay. Veterans are responsible for reporting their income to the IRS.
Who are the pros listed on your website?
GettaVet verifies all pros on this site to ensure they are active duty, retired military, a veteran, or their spouses. All of the latter are referred collectively as ‘veterans’ on this site.
What background checks are performed on the veterans?
All veterans and military spouses using the GettaVet platform as a ‘Service Provider,’ go through a background check when they subscribe.
How much do veterans charge for services?
Veteran’s per hour costs are posted within the platform and are based on the type of service being requested.
How can I pay?
Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, Union Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay.
Do I need to make a down payment on the services?
A 30% down payment of the total estimated amount of the job/service is required when you accept the veteran’s proposal to perform the work.
Is my credit card information safe on this site?
GettaVet uses Stripe, a third-party payment processor to handle payments between veteran providers and clients. Stripe is well established in the payment industry. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe makes use of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security