38 CFR 1.953 - Minimum amount of referrals to the Department of Justice.

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§ 1.953 Minimum amount of referrals to the Department of Justice.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, VA shall not refer for litigation claims of less than $2,500, exclusive of interest, penalties, and administrative costs, or such other minimum amount as the Attorney General shall from time to time prescribe. The Department of Justice (DOJ) shall promptly notify referring agencies if the Attorney General changes this minimum amount.
(b) VA shall not refer claims of less than the minimum amount prescribed by the Attorney General unless:
(1) Litigation to collect such smaller claims is important to ensure compliance with VA's policies or programs;
(2) The claim is being referred solely for the purpose of securing a judgment against the debtor, which will be filed as a lien against the debtor's property pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 3201 and returned to VA for enforcement; or
(3) The debtor has the clear ability to pay the claim and the Government effectively can enforce payment, with due regard for the exemptions available to the debtor under State and Federal law and the judicial remedies available to the Government.
(c) VA should consult with the Financial Litigation Staff of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, in DOJ, prior to referring claims valued at less than the minimum amount.
[69 FR 62200, Oct. 25, 2004]

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Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2014-03-14; vol. 79 # 50 - Friday, March 14, 2014
    1. 79 FR 14400 - Disclosures to Participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
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      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on March 14, 2014.
      38 CFR Part 1