(a)In the case of a decision by the Secretary under section
511 of this title affecting the provision of benefits to a claimant, the Secretary shall, on a timely basis, provide to the claimant (and to the claimant’s representative) notice of such decision. The notice shall include an explanation of the procedure for obtaining review of the decision.
(b)In any case where the Secretary denies a benefit sought, the notice required by subsection (a) shall also include
(1) a statement of the reasons for the decision, and
(2) a summary of the evidence considered by the Secretary.
1991—Pub. L. 102–40renumbered section
3004 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–54amended section as in effect immediately before enactment of Pub. L. 102–40by striking out “(1)” after “(a)” and substituting “(b)” for “(2)”, “subsection (a)” for “paragraph (1) of this subsection”, “(1)” for “(A)”, and “(2)” for “(B)”.
Pub. L. 101–237, title I, § 115(b),Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2066, provided that: “Section
3004 [now 5104] of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to decisions by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs made after January 31, 1990.”
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