Exchange of evidence; Social Security and Department of Veterans Affairs.
(a) A claimant for dependency and indemnity compensation may elect to furnish to the Department of Veterans Affairs in support of that claim copies of evidence which was previously furnished to the Social Security Administration or to have the Department of Veterans Affairs obtain such evidence from the Social Security Administration. For the purpose of determining the earliest effective date for payment of dependency and indemnity compensation, such evidence will be deemed to have been received by the Department of Veterans Affairs on the date it was received by the Social Security Administration.
(b) A copy or certification of evidence filed in the Department of Veterans Affairs in support of a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation will be furnished the Social Security Administration upon request from the agency.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a) and 5105)
Cross Reference:Claims filed with Social Security. See § 3.153.
[26 FR 1571, Feb. 24, 1961, as amended at 58 FR 25562, Apr. 27, 1993]
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