38 U.S. Code § 1506 - Resource reports and overpayment adjustments

As a condition of granting or continuing pension under section 1521, 1541, or 1542 of this title, the Secretary—
(1) may require from any person who is an applicant for or a recipient of pension such information, proofs, and evidence as the Secretary determines to be necessary in order to determine the annual income and the value of the corpus of the estate of such person, and of any spouse or child for whom the person is receiving or is to receive increased pension (such a child is hereinafter in this subsection referred to as a “dependent child”), and, in the case of a child applying for or in receipt of pension under section 1542 of this title (hereinafter in this subsection referred to as a “surviving child”), of any person with whom such child is residing who is legally responsible for such child’s support;
(2) may require that any such applicant or recipient file for a calendar year with the Department (on such form as may be prescribed for such purpose by the Secretary) a report showing—
(A) the annual income which such applicant or recipient (and any such spouse or dependent child) received during the preceding year, the corpus of the estate of such applicant or recipient (and of any such spouse or dependent child) at the end of such year, and in the case of a surviving child, the income and corpus of the estate of any person with whom such child is residing who is legally responsible for such child’s support;
(B) such applicant’s or recipient’s estimate for the then current year of the annual income such applicant or recipient (and any such spouse or dependent child) expects to receive and of any expected increase in the value of the corpus of the estate of such applicant or recipient (and for any such spouse or dependent child); and
(C) in the case of a surviving child, an estimate for the then current year of the annual income of any person with whom such child is residing who is legally responsible for such child’s support and of any expected increase in the value of the corpus of the estate of such person;
(3) shall require that any such applicant or recipient promptly notify the Secretary whenever there is a material change in the annual income of such applicant or recipient (or of any such spouse or dependent child) or a material change in the value of the corpus of the estate of such applicant or recipient (or of any such spouse or dependent child), and in the case of a surviving child, a material change in the annual income or value of the corpus of the estate of any person with whom such child is residing who is legally responsible for such child’s support; and
(4) shall require that any such applicant or recipient applying for or in receipt of increased pension on account of a person who is a spouse or child of such applicant or recipient promptly notify the Secretary if such person ceases to meet the applicable definition of spouse or child.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 86–211, § 2(b),Aug. 29, 1959, 73 Stat. 432, § 506; amended Pub. L. 88–664, § 2,Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1094; Pub. L. 91–588, § 6,Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1584; Pub. L. 94–169, title I, § 106(12)–(14), Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 1017; Pub. L. 95–588, title I, § 103,Nov. 4, 1978, 92 Stat. 2498; Pub. L. 96–466, title VI, § 605(c)(2),Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2211; renumbered § 1506 and amended Pub. L. 102–83, §§ 4(a)(3), (4), (b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404–406; Pub. L. 103–271, § 9(b),July 1, 1994, 108 Stat. 743.)
Prior Provisions

Prior section 1506 was renumbered section 3106 of this title.
Another prior section 1506,Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1173, authorized Administrator to furnish veterans receiving vocational rehabilitation such medical care, treatment, hospitalization, and prosthesis as were necessary to accomplish the purposes of chapter 31 of this title, prior to the general revision of chapter 31 of this title by Pub. L. 96–466. Section 802(a)(3) ofPub. L. 96–466, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3100 of this title, provided that this prior section 1506 continue in effect until Mar. 31, 1981. See section 3104 of this title.
Amendments

1994—Par. (2). Pub. L. 103–271, § 9(b)(1), substituted “may require” for “shall require” and “file for a calendar year” for “file each year” in introductory provisions.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 103–271, § 9(b)(2), substituted “notify the Secretary” for “file a revised report”, struck out “estimated” before “annual income” in two places, and struck out “such applicant’s or recipient’s estimate of” before “the value of the corpus of the estate of such applicant”.
1991—Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), renumbered section 506 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “1521, 1541, or 1542” for “521, 541, or 542” in introductory provisions and “1542” for “542” in par. (1).
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” in introductory provisions and pars. (1), (2), and (4).
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(3), (4), substituted “Department” for “Veterans’ Administration” in par. (2) introductory provisions.
1980—Pub. L. 96–466struck out “(a)” before “As a condition” and struck out subsec. (b) which provided that in the event of an overpayment of pension under section 521, 541, or 542 of this title, the amount thereof be deducted (unless waived) from any future payments made thereunder to the person concerned.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–588inserted provision authorizing the Administrator to consider the income of a spouse or child prior to granting a pension in par. (1), struck out exclusion from filing report for a child or person of 72 years of age or more who has been paid a pension for two consecutive years in par. (2), required changes in income of spouse or dependent child be included in the necessary revised income report in par. (3), and added par. (4).
1975—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–169substituted “the Administrator” for “he” in par. (1), “the Administrator” for “him”, “such person” for “he” and “such person’s” for “his” wherever appearing, in par. (2), and “such person’s” for “his” wherever appearing, in par. (3).
1970—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 91–588exempted from filing requirements of this section any person who has attained 72 years of age and has been paid a pension under sections 521, 541, or 542 of this title during two consecutive calendar years.
1964—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 88–664inserted “, other than a child,” after “person”.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–466effective Oct. 1, 1980, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 802(f) ofPub. L. 96–466, set out as a note under section 5314 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–588effective Jan. 1, 1979, see section 401 ofPub. L. 95–588, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–169, title I, § 106,Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 1017, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Jan. 1, 1976.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–588effective Jan. 1, 1972, see section 10(b) ofPub. L. 91–588, set out as a note under section 1521 of this title.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 88–664effective Jan. 1, 1965, see section 11 ofPub. L. 88–664, set out as a note under section 1503 of this title.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 86–211, § 10,Aug. 29, 1959, 73 Stat. 436, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] shall take effect on July 1, 1960.”

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38 CFR - Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

38 CFR Part 18 - NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS—EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

38 CFR Part 18a - DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH TITLE VI, CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

38 CFR Part 18b - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE UNDER TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND PART 18 OF THIS CHAPTER

38 CFR Part 21 - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION

 

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