38 CFR 21.322 - Commencing dates of subsistence allowance.

§ 21.322 Commencing dates of subsistence allowance.
(a) General. VA will determine the commencing date of an award or increased award of subsistence allowance under this section. VA will not authorize subsistence allowance for any period prior to the earliest date for which disability compensation is payable or would be payable but for the veteran's receipt of retired pay.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3108, 3113)
(b) Entrance or reentrance into vocational rehabilitation, extended evaluation, independent living services. Except in the case of retroactive induction into a rehabilitation program, as provided in § 21.282, the commencing date of an award of subsistence allowance shall be the earlier of:
(1) The date the facility requires the veteran to report for prescribed activities; or
(2) The date training or rehabilitation services begin.
(c) Increases for dependents—
(1) Dependency exists at the time of entrance or reentrance into a rehabilitation program. A veteran may have one or more dependents on or before the date he or she enters or reenters a rehabilitation program. When this occurs, the following rules apply:
(i) The effective date of the increase will be the date of entrance or reentrance if:
(A) VA receives the claim for the increase within one year of the date of entrance or reentrance; and
(B) VA receives any necessary evidence within 1 year of the date VA requested the evidence and informed the veteran of the time limits during which this evidence must be submitted. If VA fails to inform the veteran of these time limits, the period of submission of the evidence is adjusted in accordance with § 21.32 of this part.
(ii) The effective date of the increase will be the date VA receives notice of the dependents existence if:
(A) VA receives the claim for the increase more than one year after the date of entrance or reentrance; and
(B) VA receives any necessary evidence within 1 year of the date VA requested the evidence and informed the veteran of the time limits during which this evidence must be submitted. If VA fails to inform the veteran of these time limits, the period for submission of the evidence is adjusted in accordance with § 21.32 of this part;
(iii) The effective date of the increase will be the date VA receives all necessary evidence if that evidence is received more than one year from the date VA requested the evidence and informed the veteran of the time limits during which this evidence must be submitted. If VA fails to inform the veteran of these time limits, the period for submission of the evidence is adjusted in accordance with § 21.32 of this part.
(2) Dependency arises after entrance or reentrance into a rehabilitation program. If the veteran acquires a dependent after he or she enters or reenters a rehabilitation program, the increase will be effective on the latest of the following dates:
(i) Date of claim. This term means the following listed in order of their applicability:
(A) Date of the veteran's marriage, or birth of his or her child, or his or her adoption of a child, if the evidence of the event is received within one year from the date of the event;
(B) Date notice is received of the dependents's existence if evidence is received within 1 year from the date VA requested the evidence and informed the veteran of the time limits during which this evidence must be submitted. If VA fails to inform the veteran of these time limits, the period for submission of the evidence is adjusted in accordance with § 21.32 of this part.
(C) Date VA receives evidence of the dependent's existence if this date is more than one year after VA requested this evidence and informed the veteran of the time limits during which this evidence must be submitted. If VA fails to inform the veteran of the time limits, the period for submission of the evidence is adjusted in accordance with § 21.32 of this part.
(ii) Date dependency arises—
(3) Increased award not permitted. No increased award for dependency may be paid prior to the date the law permits benefits for dependents generally.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3108(b))
(d) Correction of military records. In accordance with the facts found, but not earlier than the date the change, correction, or modification was made by the service department, if eligibility of a veteran arises as the result of correction or modification of military records under 10 U.S.C. 1552, or change, correction or modification of a discharge or dismissal under 10 U.S.C. 1553, or other competent military authority.
(e) Bar to benefits removed by VA. In accordance with the facts found, but not earlier than the date the change was made by VA, if eligibility of a veteran arises as the result of review of the evidence of record regarding the character of discharge by VA, when the veteran's discharge or dismissal was a bar to benefits under 38 U.S.C. 5301.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3103(b))
(f) Incarcerated veterans.
(1) Date of release from Federal, State, or local penal institution of a veteran incarcerated for conviction of a felony.
(2) Earlier of the following dates in the case of a veteran residing in a half-way house or participating in a work-release program as a result of a felony conviction.
(i) Date of release from the half-way house or work-release program, or
(ii) Date a veteran becomes obligated to pay part of his or her living expenses.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3108(g))
(g) Temporary 100 percent award terminated. Date of reduction of a temporary award of disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of hospitalization.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3108(h))
(h) Liberalizing laws and VA issues. In accordance with facts found, but not earlier than the date of the act or administrative issue.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5113)
Cross Reference.
See § 21.260(c) for definition of dependents.
[49 FR 40814, Oct. 18, 1984, as amended at 51 FR 22808, June 23, 1986; 52 FR 42113, Nov. 3, 1987; 55 FR 12821, Apr. 6, 1990]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS

§ 101 - Definitions

§ 501 - Rules and regulations

§ 512 - Delegation of authority; assignment of functions and duties

§ 1151 note - Benefits for persons disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation

§ 1163 - Trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings

§ 1501 - Definitions

§ 1502 - Determinations with respect to disability

§ 1503 - Determinations with respect to annual income

§ 1504 - Persons heretofore having a pensionable status

§ 1505 - Payment of pension during confinement in penal institutions

§ 1506 - Resource reports and overpayment adjustments

§ 1507 - Disappearance

§ 1508 - Frequency of payment of pension benefits

§ 1802 - Spina bifida conditions covered

§ 1803 - Health care

§ 1804 - Vocational training and rehabilitation

§ 1805 - Monetary allowance

§ 1806 - Repealed.

§ 3001 - Purposes

§ 3002 - Definitions

§ 3011 - Basic educational assistance entitlement for service on active duty

§ 3012 - Basic educational assistance entitlement for service in the Selected Reserve

§ 3013 - Duration of basic educational assistance

§ 3014 - Payment of basic educational assistance

§ 3014A - Accelerated payment of basic educational assistance for education leading to employment in high technology occupation in high technology industry

§ 3015 - Amount of basic educational assistance

§ 3016 - Inservice enrollment in a program of education

§ 3017 - Death benefit

§ 3018 - Opportunity for certain active-duty personnel to withdraw election not to enroll

§ 3018A - Opportunity for certain active-duty personnel to enroll before being involuntarily separated from service

§ 3018B - Opportunity for certain persons to enroll

§ 3018C - Opportunity for certain VEAP participants to enroll

§ 3019 - Tutorial assistance

§ 3020 - Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members for career service members

§ 3021 - Supplemental educational assistance for additional service

§ 3022 - Amount of supplemental educational assistance

§ 3023 - Payment of supplemental educational assistance under this subchapter

§ 3031 - Time limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement

§ 3032 - Limitations on educational assistance for certain individuals

§ 3033 - Bar to duplication of educational assistance benefits

§ 3034 - Program administration

§ 3035 - Allocation of administration and of program costs

§ 3036 - Repealed.

§ 3100 - Purposes

§ 3101 - Definitions

§ 3102 - Basic entitlement

§ 3103 - Periods of eligibility

§ 3104 - Scope of services and assistance

§ 3105 - Duration of rehabilitation programs

§ 3106 - Initial and extended evaluations; determinations regarding serious employment handicap

§ 3107 - Individualized vocational rehabilitation plan

§ 3108 - Allowances

§ 3109 - Entitlement to independent living services and assistance

§ 3110 - Leaves of absence

§ 3111 - Regulations to promote satisfactory conduct and cooperation

§ 3112 - Revolving fund loans

§ 3113 - Vocational rehabilitation for hospitalized members of the Armed Forces and veterans

§ 3114 - Vocational rehabilitation outside the United States

§ 3115 - Rehabilitation resources

§ 3116 - Promotion of employment and training opportunities

§ 3117 - Employment assistance

§ 3118 - Personnel training, development, and qualifications

§ 3119 - Rehabilitation research and special projects

§ 3120 - Program of independent living services and assistance

§ 3121 - Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation

§ 3122 - Longitudinal study of vocational rehabilitation programs

§ 3201 - Purpose

§ 3202 - Definitions

§ 3221 - Eligibility

§ 3222 - Contributions; matching fund

§ 3223 - Refunds of contributions upon disenrollment

§ 3224 - Death of participant

§ 3225 - Discharge or release under conditions which would bar the use of benefits

§ 3231 - Entitlement; loan eligibility

§ 3232 - Duration; limitations

§ 3233 - Apprenticeship or other on-job training

§ 3234 - Tutorial assistance

§ 3241 - Requirements

§ 3242 - Vacant]

§ 3243 - Deposits; reports

§ 3301 - Definitions

§ 3311 - Educational assistance for service in the Armed Forces commencing on or after September 11, 2001: entitlement

§ 3312 - Educational assistance: duration

§ 3313 - Educational assistance: amount; payment

§ 3314 - Tutorial assistance

§ 3315 - Licensure and certification tests

§ 3315A - National tests

§ 3316 - Supplemental educational assistance: members with critical skills or specialty; members serving additional service

§ 3317 - Public-private contributions for additional educational assistance

§ 3318 - Additional assistance: relocation or travel assistance for individual relocating or traveling significant distance for pursuit of a program of education

§ 3319 - Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members

§ 3321 - Time limitation for use of and eligibility for entitlement

§ 3322 - Bar to duplication of educational assistance benefits

§ 3323 - Administration

§ 3324 - Allocation of administration and costs

§ 3451 - Purpose

§ 3452 - Definitions

§ 3461 - Eligibility; entitlement; duration

§ 3462 - Time limitations for completing a program of education

§ 3463 - Vacant]

§ 3470 - Selection of program

§ 3471 - Applications; approval

§ 3472 - Vacant]

§ 3473 - Repealed.

§ 3474 - Discontinuance for unsatisfactory conduct or progress

§ 3475 - Vacant]

§ 3476 - Education outside the United States

§ 3477, 3478 - Vacant]

§ 3481 - Educational assistance allowance

§ 3482 - Computation of educational assistance allowances

§ 3482A - Vacant]

§ 3483 - Approval of courses

§ 3484 - Apprenticeship or other on-job training; correspondence courses

§ 3485 - Work-study allowance

§ 3486, 3487 - Vacant]

§ 3490 - Purpose

§ 3491 - Elementary and secondary education and preparatory educational assistance

§ 3492 - Tutorial assistance

§ 3493 - Effect on educational entitlement

§ 3495 to 3498 - Vacant]

§ 3500 - Purpose

§ 3501 - Definitions

§ 3510 - Eligibility and entitlement generally

§ 3511 - Duration of educational assistance

§ 3512 - Periods of eligibility

§ 3513 - Application

§ 3514 - Processing of applications

§ 3520 - Educational and vocational counseling

§ 3521 - Approval of application

§ 3522 - Vacant]

§ 3523 - Disapproval of enrollment in certain courses

§ 3524 - Discontinuance for unsatisfactory progress

§ 3525, 3526 - Vacant]

§ 3531 - Educational assistance allowance

§ 3532 - Computation of educational assistance allowance

§ 3533 - Special assistance for the educationally disadvantaged

§ 3534 - Apprenticeship or other on-job training; correspondence courses

§ 3535 - Approval of courses

§ 3536 - Specialized vocational training courses

§ 3537 - Work-study allowance

§ 3538 - Vacant]

§ 3540 - Purpose

§ 3541 - Entitlement to special restorative training

§ 3542 - Special training allowance

§ 3543 - Special administrative provisions

§ 3561 - Authority and duties of Secretary

§ 3562 - Nonduplication of benefits

§ 3563 - Notification of eligibility

§ 3564 - Annual adjustment of amounts of educational assistance

§ 3565 - Children of certain Philippine veterans

§ 3566 - Definitions

§ 3670 - Scope of approval

§ 3671 - Designation

§ 3672 - Approval of courses

§ 3673 - Approval activities: cooperation and coordination of activities

§ 3674 - Reimbursement of expenses

§ 3674A - Evaluations of agency performance; qualifications and performance of agency personnel

§ 3675 - Approval of accredited courses

§ 3676 - Approval of nonaccredited courses

§ 3677 - Approval of training on the job

§ 3678 - Notice of approval of courses

§ 3679 - Disapproval of courses

§ 3680 - Payment of educational assistance or subsistence allowances

§ 3680A - Disapproval of enrollment in certain courses

§ 3681 - Limitations on educational assistance

§ 3682 - Control by agencies of the United States

§ 3683 - Conflicting interests

§ 3684 - Reports by veterans, eligible persons, and institutions; reporting fee

§ 3684A - Procedures relating to computer matching program

§ 3685 - Overpayments to eligible persons or veterans

§ 3686 - Correspondence courses

§ 3687 - Apprenticeship or other on-job training

§ 3688 - Measurement of courses

§ 3689 - Approval requirements for licensing and certification testing

§ 3690 - Overcharges by educational institutions; discontinuance of allowances; examination of records; false or misleading statements

§ 3691 - Change of program

§ 3692 - Advisory committee

§ 3693 - Compliance surveys

§ 3694 - Use of other Federal agencies

§ 3695 - Limitation on period of assistance under two or more programs

§ 3696 - Limitation on certain advertising, sales, and enrollment practices

§ 3697 - Funding of contract educational and vocational counseling

§ 3697A - Educational and vocational counseling

§ 3698 - Comprehensive policy on providing education information to veterans

38 U.S. Code § 3698 - Comprehensive policy on providing education information to veterans

§ 5100 - Definition of “claimant”

§ 5101 - Claims and forms

§ 5102 - Application forms furnished upon request; notice to claimants of incomplete applications

§ 5103 - Notice to claimants of required information and evidence

§ 5103A - Duty to assist claimants

§ 5104 - Decisions and notices of decisions

§ 5105 - Joint applications for social security and dependency and indemnity compensation

§ 5106 - Furnishing of information by other agencies

§ 5107 - Claimant responsibility; benefit of the doubt

§ 5108 - Reopening disallowed claims

§ 5109 - Independent medical opinions

§ 5109A - Revision of decisions on grounds of clear and unmistakable error

§ 5109B - Expedited treatment of remanded claims

§ 5303A - Minimum active-duty service requirement

U.S. Code: Title 41 - PUBLIC CONTRACTS
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Statutes at Large
Public Laws