Title 38 published on 2012-07-01
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its hearing regulations to repeal a prior amendment that specified that the provisions regarding hearings before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ) do not apply to hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board). VA received no significant adverse comment concerning this rule. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on June 18, 2012. Additionally, in the preamble of the direct final rule, VA did not provide an applicability date. This document provides an applicability date.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to affirm an amendment to its adjudication regulation regarding compensation for disabilities experienced by veterans who served in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations during the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the period during which disabilities associated with undiagnosed illnesses and medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses must become manifest in order for a veteran to be eligible for compensation. Additionally, in this final rule, VA will correct the adjudication section title that was amended and published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2010, but inadvertently changed to the original title.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to amend its adjudication regulation regarding the additional statutory amount of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) payable to a surviving spouse with one or more children below the age of 18. The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2006 redesignated the statutory section cited in VA's governing regulation. This amendment is necessary to conform the regulation to the statutory provision.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulation regarding benefits for survivors of former prisoners of war who were rated totally disabled at the time of death. This amendment is necessary to conform the regulation to the authorizing statutory provision. The effect of this amendment is to liberalize the eligibility criteria for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) based on the death of a former prisoner of war whose service-connected disabilities had been continuously rated totally disabling for at least 1 year when he or she died.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 101 - Definitions
§ 102 - Dependent parents
§ 103 - Special provisions relating to marriages
§ 312 - Inspector General
§ 314 - Central Office
§ 501 - Rules and regulations
§ 503 - Administrative error; equitable relief
§ 511 - Decisions of the Secretary; finality
§ 512 - Delegation of authority; assignment of functions and duties
§ 521 - Assistance to certain rehabilitation activities
§ 541 - Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War
§ 542 - Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
§ 902 - Enforcement and arrest authority of Department police officers
38 USC § 1761 to 1764 - Repealed.
§ 1802 - Spina bifida conditions covered
§ 1901 - Definitions
§ 1902 - Premium rates and policy values
§ 1903 - Amount of insurance
§ 2302 - Funeral expenses
§ 2303 - Death in Department facility; plot allowance
§ 2304 - Claims for reimbursement
§ 2305 - Persons eligible under prior law
§ 2306 - Headstones, markers, and burial receptacles
§ 2307 - Death from service-connected disability
§ 2308 - Transportation of deceased veteran to a national cemetery
§ 3001 - Purposes
§ 3012 - Basic educational assistance entitlement for service in the Selected Reserve
§ 3021 - Supplemental educational assistance for additional service
§ 3112 - Revolving fund loans
§ 5101 - Claims and forms
90 Stat. 1369
91 Stat. 1433
91 Stat. 1449
92 Stat. 2497
96 Stat. 1920
97 Stat. 65
98 Stat. 2725
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR 3 after this date.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations concerning service-connection. This amendment is necessary to act upon a report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Gulf War and Health, Volume 7: Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury, regarding the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and five diagnosable illnesses. The intended effect of this amendment is to establish that if a veteran who has a service-connected TBI also has one of these diagnosable illnesses, then that illness will be considered service connected as secondary to the TBI.
In a document published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2012 (77 FR 66419), the Department of Veterans Affairs amended its adjudication regulations regarding a certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment. The document contained several grammatical errors in the preamble and regulatory text. This document corrects the errors and does not make any substantive change to the content of the proposed rule.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulation regarding a certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment. The amendment is necessary to incorporate statutory changes made by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulation concerning presumptive service connection for acute and sub-acute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents. This proposed amendment is necessary to implement a decision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to clarify and expand the terminology regarding presumption of service connection for peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.