(a) In General.— The Secretary may recognize any individual for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of any particular claim for benefits under any of the laws administered by the Secretary if—
(1)such individual has certified to the Secretary that no fee or compensation of any nature will be charged any individual for services rendered in connection with such claim; and
(2)such individual has filed with the Secretary a power of attorney, executed in such manner and in such form as the Secretary may prescribe.
(b) Suspension.— An individual recognized under this section shall be subject to the provisions of section
5904(b) of this title on the same basis as an individual recognized under section
5904(a) of this title.
2006—Pub. L. 109–461designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
1991—Pub. L. 102–40renumbered section
3403 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” in introductory provisions and wherever appearing in pars. (1) and (2).
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(1), substituted “administered by the Secretary” for “administered by the Veterans’ Administration” in introductory provisions.
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