VA may accept as a claim for benefits under 38 U.S.C. 1151 and § 3.361 any communication in writing indicating an intent to file a claim for disability compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation under the laws governing entitlement to veterans' benefits for disability or death due to VA hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, examination, training and rehabilitation services, or compensated work therapy program, whether such communication is contained in a formal claim for pension, compensation, or dependency and indemnity compensation or in any other document.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1151)
Cross references:Effective dates. See § 3.400(i). Disability or death due to hospitalization, etc. See §§ 3.358, 3.361and 3.800.
[69 FR 46432, Aug. 3, 2004]
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