U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS

Current through 113–65 This title was enacted by Pub. L. 85–857, § 1,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1105   Part Sec. I. General Provisions 101 II. General Benefits 1101 III. Readjustment and Related Benefits 3001 IV. General Administrative Provisions 5100 V. Boards, Administrations, and Services 7101 VI. Acquisition and Disposition of Property 8101
Amendments

2002—Pub. L. 107–330, title III, § 308(g)(1)(B),Dec. 6, 2002, 116 Stat. 2828, substituted “5100” for “5101” in item for part IV.
1991—Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(b)(2),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406, substituted “1101” for “301” in item for part II and “3001” for “1401” in item for part III.
Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, §§ 402(c)(2), 403(e)(2),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239, 240, substituted “5101” for “3001” in item for part IV, “Boards, Administrations, and Services . . . 7101” for “Boards and Departments . . . 4001” in item for part V, and “8101” for “5001” in item for part VI.
1986—Pub. L. 99–576, title VII, § 702(18),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3302, substituted “1401” for “1501” in item for part III.

Table I (Showing Disposition of All Sections of Former Title 38 by 1958 Revision)
Title 38 Former Sections Title 38 New Sections
1–3 Rep.
4 (See former 11e)
5 to 11a–3 Rep.
11b to 11c–1 Rep.
11d, 11d–1 Rep.
11e to 11l Rep.
12, 12a Rep.
13–13g Rep.
14–14e Rep.
15–15n Rep.
16–16j Rep.
17–17j Rep.
21 Rep.
23–26c Rep.
27–32a Rep.
33–39a Rep.
41–49a Rep.
50–61 Rep.
71–72a Rep.
73–77 Rep.
91–97 Rep.
101–104 Rep.
111–116 Rep.
121–125 Rep.
126 T. 18 § 289
127–129 Rep.
130 T. 18 § 290
131–134 Rep.
151–155a Rep.
156–168b Rep.
169–179 Rep.
191–206 Rep.
221–230 Rep.
231 (See former 179)
232 Rep.
238–238e Rep.
241–252e Rep.
253, 254 Rep.
261, 262 Rep.
264–277 Rep.
281–285 Rep.
286 (See former 325a)
287–291b Rep.
291c (See former 326b)
291d–294 Rep.
311, 311a Rep.
312–314 Rep.
321–321c Rep.
322–324a Rep.
325, 325a Rep.
326–326c Rep.
327–332 Rep.
341 (See former 33)
341a (See former 274)
341b (See former 275)
341c (See former 291b)
341d (See former 321c)
341e (See former 326c)
341f Rep.
351, 351a Rep.
352–357b Rep.
358 to 364q–1 Rep.
364h, 364j Rep.
365 to 365b–1 Rep.
365c–365h Rep.
366–370l Rep.
371–374a Rep.
375–379 Rep.
381 to 381–2 Rep.
381a–381f Rep.
391–394 Rep.
421–423 Rep.
424 753
424a–438m Rep.
439–441 Rep.
442 756
443 755
444 Rep.
445 784(a)–(h)
445a Rep.
445b 784(i)
445c Rep.
445d 784(b), (h)
446 Rep.
447 754
448–452 Rep.
453 3102
454, 454a Rep.
455–459f Rep.
460 Rep.
461 Elim.
462 (See former 557)
471 to 471a–5 Rep.
472 to 472b–1 Rep.
472c–472e Rep.
473, 473a Rep.
474–483a Rep.
484–488a Rep.
489 to 501a–1 Rep.
501b–505a Rep.
506–507b Rep.
508 Rep.
509, 509a Rep.
510 Rep.
511 741, 743, 757(a), 782
511a Rep.
512 742, 743, 744(a), (b), 745, 749–752
512a Rep.
512b 748
512b–1 744(c)
512c 758
512d 757(c)
513 757(b)
514 Rep.
515 759(a)
516–516b Rep.
517 760
518 747
531–539 Rep.
551–555a Rep.
556, 556a Rep.
557 Rep.
571–576 Rep.
581–582c Rep.
583 Rep.
591, 592 Rep.
601–603 Rep.
611–613a Rep.
614–618e Rep.
619–623 Rep.
631, 632 Rep.
641–647a Rep.
648–650 Rep.
661–670 Rep.
681–683 Rep.
686–686c Rep.
687–687c Rep.
688–688b Rep.
691–691g Rep.
693–693g Rep.
693h T10 § 1553
693i T10 § 1554
694(a) 1801(a), 1802(a), (b), 1803(a)(1), (b)
694(b) 1803(b)–(d)
694(c) 1802(c)
694(d) 1802(d), (f)
694(e) 1802(d)
694(f) 1802(e)
694(g) 1803(a)(2)
694a 1810
694b 1812
694c 1813
694c–1 1822
694d 212(a), 1804(a)–(c)
694e T. 7 § 1001(b)(2)
694f Rep.
694g 1816, 1817
694h 1814
694i 1815
694j 1820(a)–(c)
694k 1821
694l 1810(a), (b), 1811(a)–(j)
694m 1811(k), 1823
694n 1804(d)
694o, 694p Rep.
695 2010
695a 2011
695b 2012
695c 2013
695d Rep.
695e 2014
695f Rep.
696 to 696f–1 Rep.
696g–696m Rep.
697(a) Rep.
697(b) 616
697a, 697b Rep.
697c 101(2)
697d, 697e Rep.
697f 109(b)
697g 1510, 1824
700, 701 Rep.
701a 1502(a), (c)(2), (3), (d)
702–703c Rep.
704, 704a Rep.
705–706c Rep.
707–715a Rep.
716–729b Rep.
730–750 Rep.
Vet. Reg. No. 1(a), Pts. I–VI, VIII, IX Rep.
Pt. VII 217, 351, 1501–1508, 3013, 3107(c)
Vet. Reg. Nos. 2–12 Rep.
801(a) Rep.
801(b) 101
801(c) Rep.
801(d)–(f) 701
802(a) 703
802(b), (c)(1) Rep.
802(c)(2) 719(b)
802(d) Rep.
802(e) 702
802(f) 704–707
802(g) 701(3), 716(b), 717(a)
802(h) 716(a), (b)
802(i) 716(d)
802(j), (k) 716(e)
802(l) 716(f)
802(m)(1) 708
802(m)(2) Rep.
802(n) 712
802(o) Rep.
802(p) 709
802(q) 703
802(r) 713
802(s) Rep.
802(t) 717(b), (c)
802(u) 717(d)
802(v)(1) 715, 719(b)
802(v)(2) 721(d)
802(w) 710
802(x) 783
802(y) Rep.
802(z) 714
803 703, 741
804 719(a)
805 720
805a 786
806 782
807 721(a)–(c)
808 210–212, 785
809 3102
810 108
811 Rep.
812 711
813 787(b)
814 3502(b)
815 787(a)
816 718
817 784(a)–(h)
818–820 Rep.
821 722(a)
822 723(a), (c)
823 724
824 781
851–858 Rep.
901 1601(c)
911 1601(a)
916 1610
917 1612
918 1613
919 1611
926 1620
927 1621
928 1622
929 1623(a), (b)
930 1624
931 1623(c)
932 1625
933 1626
941 1631
942 1632
943 1633
944 1634
951 1641
952 1642
953 1643
954 1644
955 1645
961 1651
962 1652
963 1653
964 1654
965 1655
966 1656
971(a) 1661(a)
971(b) 213
971(c) 111, 1661(b)
972 1662(a)
973 1663
974 1664
975 1665
975a Rep.
976 1666
977 1667
978 1668
979–981 Rep.
982 1669
983, 984 Rep.
991 2001
992 2002
993 2003
994 2004
995 2005
996 2006
997 2007
998 2008
999 2009
1011 2101
1012 2102
1013 2104
1014 2103
1015 2105
1016 Rep.
1031 1701(d)
1032 1701(a)–(c)
1033(a) 1761(a)
1033(b) 213
1033(c) 111, 1761(b)
1033(d) 1662(b)
1033(e) 1761(c)
1033(f) 1761(d)
1034 1762
1035 1763
1036 1764
1037 1765
1038 1766
1039 1767
1040 1768
1041–1045 Rep.
1051 1710
1052 1711
1053 1712
1054 1713
1055 1714
1061 1720
1062 1721
1063 1722
1064 1723
1065 1724
1066 1725
1067 1726
1068 1731
1069 1732
1070 1733
1071 1734
1072 1735
1073 1736
1074 1737
1081 1740
1082 1741
1083 1742
1084 1743
1101(1) 101(1)
1101(2)(A)–(C) Rep.
1101(2)(D) 403
1101(2)(E) Rep.
1101(3) 101(27)
1101(4) 101(21)
1101(5) 101(22)
1101(6)(A) 101(23)
1101(6)(B) 106(d)
1101(6)(C) 101(22), (23)
1101(7) 101(4), (5)
1101(8) 101(3), 404
1101(9) 101(25)
1101(10)(A) 401(1)
1101(10)(B) 403
1101(11)(A) 402(a)
1101(11)(B) 402(b)
1101(11)(C) 402(c)(2)
1101(11)(D) 421(b)
1101(11)(E) 402(c)(1)
1101(11)(F) 421(a)
1101(12) 106(c)
1102 3005
1103(a) 412
1103(b)–(d) 422
1111 410(a)
1112 411
1113 413
1114 414
1115 415
1116 416
1117 410(a)
1118 417(b)
1119(a), (b) Rep.
1119(c) 410(b)
1119(d) 3104(b)(2)
1119(e) 101(3)
1120 Rep.
1131, 1132 Rep.
1133(a) Rep.
1133(b) 423
1133(c)–(e) Rep.
1134 Rep.
2101(1)–(9) 101(1)–(9)
2101(10) 501(1)
2101(11) Rep.
2101(12)–(18) 101(11)–(17)
2102 102(a)
2103 103(a), (b)
2104 104
2105 105
2106 101(18)
2107 102(b)
2121 111
2122 108
2123 3303
2124(a) 101(21)(D)
2124(b) 106(a)
2125 107
2126 3109
2127 109(a)
2128 110
2141–2150 Rep.
2201 201
2202 202
2210 210
2211 211, 785
2212 212
2213 214
2214 215
2215 216
2216 3304
2230 230
2231 231
2232 232
2233 233
2234 234
2235 Rep.
2301 301
2302 302
2310 310
2311 106(b)
2312 311
2313 312
2314 313
2315 314
2316 315
2321 321
2322 322
2331 331
2332 106(b)
2333 332
2334 333
2335 334
2336 335
2337 336
2341 341
2342 342
2343 343
2351 351
2352 352
2353 353
2354 354
2355 355
2356 356
2357 357
2358 358
2401 501
2402 502
2403 503
2404 504
2405 505
2410 510
2411 511
2412 512
2421 521
2422 522
2423 523
2431 531
2432(a)–(d) 532
2432(e) 501(3)
2433 533
2434 534
2435 535
2436 536
2437 537
2441 541
2442 542
2443 543
2444 544
2445 545
2460 560
2461 561
2462 562
2501 601
2502 602
2510 610
2511 611
2512 612
2513 613
2514 614
2515 615
2521 621
2522 622
2523 623
2524 624
2525 625
2526 626
2527 627
2531 631
2532 632
2533 633
2534 634
2601 801
2602 802
2603 803
2604 804
2605 805
2701 1901
2702 1902
2703 1903
2704(a) 1904
2704(b) Rep.
2705 1905
2801 901
2802 902
2803 903
2804 904
2805 905
2901 3001
2902 3002
2903 3003
2904 3004
2910 3010
2911 3011
2912 3012
2920 3020
2921 3021
2922 3022
3001 753, 3101
3002 3102
3003 3103
3004 3104
3005 3105
3006 3106
3007 3107(a), (b)
3008 3108
3101 3501
3102 3502
3103 3503
3104 3504
3201 3301
3202 3302
3211 3311
3212 3312
3213 3313
3301 4001
3302 4002
3303 4003
3304 4004
3305 4005
3306 4006
3307 4007
3308 4008
3401 4101
3402 4102
3403 4103
3404 4104
3405 4105
3406 4106
3407 4107
3408 4108
3409 4109
3410 4110
3411 4111
3412 4112
3413(a) 4113
3413(b), (c) Rep.
3414 4114
3415 4115
3501 3201
3502 3202
3503 3203
3504 3204
3601 3401
3602 3402
3603 3403
3604 3404
3605 3405
3701 5001
3702 5002
3703 5003
3704 5004
3705 5005
3711 5011
3712 5012
3713 5013
3714 5006
3715 5014
3716 213
3801 5101
3802 5102
3803 5103
3804 5104
3805 5105
3901 5201
3902 5202
3903 5203
3904 5204
3905 5205
3906 5206
3907 5207
3908 5208
3909 5209
3910 5210
3920 5220
3921 5221
3922 5222
3923 5223
3924 5224
3925 5225
3926 5226
3927 5227
3928 5228
4001 4201
4002 4202
4003 4203
4004 4204
4005 4205
4006 4206
4007 4207
4008 4208

Table II (Showing Disposition of Former Sections of Title 38 by 1991 Renumbering)
Title 38 Former Sections Title 38 Renumbered Sections
201 Rep. See 301(b)
202 Rep. See 302
203 Rep. See 313
210(a) Rep.
210(b)(1) Rep. See 303
210(b)(1), (2) Rep. See 510
210(b)(3) Rep. See 711
210(c)(1) Rep. See 501(a), (b)
210(c)(2), (3) Rep. See 503
210(d) Rep. See 304
211(a) Rep. See 511
211(b) Rep. See 505
212 Rep. See 512
213 Rep. See 513
214 Rep. See 529
215 Rep. See 525
216 Rep. See 521
217 Rep. See 522
218(a) Rep. See 901
218(b) Rep. See 902
218(c) Rep. See 903
218(d) Rep. See 904
218(e) Rep. See 905
219 Rep. See 527
220 Rep. See 523
221 Rep. See 541
222 Rep. See 542
223(a), (b) Rep. See 501(c), (d)
223(c) Rep. See 502
224 Rep. See 515(a)
230(a), (b) Rep. See 314, 315
230(c) Rep. See 316
231 Rep. See 701
232 Rep.
233 Rep. See 703
234 Rep. See 705
235 Rep. See 707
236 Rep. See 515(b)
240 Rep. See 7721
241 Rep. See 7722
242 Rep. See 7723
243 Rep. See 7724
244 Rep. See 7725
245 Rep. See 7726
246 Rep.
301 1101
302 1102
310 1110
311 1111
312 1112
313 1113
314 1114
315 1115
316 1116
321 1121
322 1122
331 1131
332 1132
333 1133
334 1134
335 1135
336 Rep.
337 1137
341 1141
342 1142
343 Rep.
351 1151
352 1152
353 1153
354 1154
355 1155
356 Rep.
357 1157
358 1158
359 1159
360 1160
361 1161
362 1162
363 1163
401 1301
402 1302
403 Rep.
404 1304
410 1310
411 1311
412 1312
413 1313
414 1314
415 1315
416 1316
417 1317
418 1318
421 1321
422 1322
423 1323
501 1501
502 1502
503 1503
504 1504
505 1505
506 1506
507 1507
508 1508
510 Rep.
511 1511
512 1512
521 1521
522 1522
523 1523
524 1524
525 1525
531 Rep.
532 1532
533 1533
534 1534
535 1535
536 1536
537 1537
541 1541
542 1542
543 1543
544 Rep.
560 1560
561 1561
562 1562
601 1701
602 1702
603 1703
610 1710
611 1711
612 1712
612A 1712A
612B 1712B
613 1713
614 1714
615 1715
616 1716
617 1717
618 1718
619 1719
620 1720
620A 1720A
620B 1720B
620C 1720C
621 1721
622 1722
622A 1722A
623 1723
624 1724
625 Rep.
626 1726
627 1727
628 1728
629 1729
630 1730
631 1731
632 1732
633 1733
634 1734
635 1735
641 1741
642 1742
643 1743
644 Rep.
651 1751
652 1752
653 1753
654 1754
661 1761
662 1762
663 1763
664 1764
701 1901
702 1902
703 1903
704 1904
705 1905
706 1906
707 1907
708 1908
709 1909
710 1910
711 1911
712 1912
713 1913
714 1914
715 1915
716 1916
717 1917
718 1918
719 1919
720 1920
721 1921
722 1922
723 1923
724 1924
725 1925
726 1926
727 1927
728 1928
729 1929
740 1940
741 1941
742 1942
743 1943
744 1944
745 1945
746 1946
747 1947
748 1948
749 1949
750 1950
751 1951
752 1952
753 1953
754 1954
755 1955
756 1956
757 1957
758 1958
759 1959
760 1960
761 1961
762 1962
763 1963
765 1965
766 1966
767 1967
768 1968
769 1969
770 1970
771 1971
772 1972
773 1973
774 1974
775 1975
776 1976
777 1977
778 1978
779 1979
781 1981
782 1982
783 1983
784 1984
785 1985
786 1986
787 1987
788 1988
801 2101
802 2102
803 2103
804 2104
805 2105
806 2106
901 2301
902 2302
903 2303
904 2304
905 2305
906 2306
907 2307
908 2308
1000 2400
1001 2401
1002 2402
1003 2403
1004 2404
1005 2405
1006 2406
1007 2407
1008 2408
1009 2409
1010 2410
1401 3001
1402 3002
1411 3011
1412 3012
1413 3013
1414 3014
1415 3015
1416 3016
1417 3017
1418 3018
1418A 3018A
1419 3019
1421 3021
1422 3022
1423 3023
1431 3031
1432 3032
1433 3033
1434 3034
1435 3035
1436 3036
1500 3100
1501 3101
1502 3102
1503 3103
1504 3104
1505 3105
1506 3106
1507 3107
1508 3108
1509 3109
1510 3110
1511 3111
1512 3112
1513 3113
1514 3114
1515 3115
1516 3116
1517 3117
1518 3118
1519 3119
1520 3120
1521 3121
1601 3201
1602 3202
1621 3221
1622 3222
1623 3223
1624 3224
1625 3225
1631 3231
1632 3232
1633 3233
1634 3234
1641 3241
1642 Rep.
1643 3243
1651 3451
1652 3452
1661 3461
1662 3462
1663 Rep.
1670 3470
1671 3471
1672 Rep.
1673 3473
1674 3474
1675 Rep.
1676 3476
1677, 1678 Rep.
1681 3481
1682 3482
1682A Rep.
1683 3483
1684 3484
1685 3485
1686, 1687 Rep.
1690 3490
1691 3491
1692 3492
1693 3493
1695–1698 Rep.
1700 3500
1701 3501
1710 3510
1711 3511
1712 3512
1713 3513
1714 3514
1720 3520
1721 3521
1722 Rep.
1723 3523
1724 3524
1725, 1726 Rep.
1731 3531
1732 3532
1733 3533
1734 3534
1735 3535
1736 3536
1737 3537
1738 Rep.
1740 3540
1741 3541
1742 3542
1743 3543
1761 3561
1762 3562
1763 3563
1764 Rep.
1765 3565
1766 3566
1770 3670
1771 3671
1772 3672
1773 3673
1774 3674
1774A 3674A
1775 3675
1776 3676
1777 3677
1778 3678
1779 3679
1780 3680
1781 3681
1782 3682
1783 3683
1784 3684
1784A 3684A
1785 3685
1786 3686
1787 3687
1788 3688
1789 3689
1790 3690
1791 3691
1792 3692
1793 3693
1794 3694
1795 3695
1796 3696
1797 3697
1797A 3697A
1798 3698
1799 3699
1801 3701
1802 3702
1803 3703
1804 3704
1805 3705
1806 3706
1807 Rep.
1810 3710
1811 3711
1812 3712
1813 3713
1814 3714
1815–1817A Elim.
1818 Rep.
1819 Elim.
1820 3720
1821 3721
1822 Rep.
1823 3723
1824 3724
1825 3725
1826 3726
1827 3727
1828 3728
1829 3729
1830 3730
1831 3731
1832 3732
1833 3733
1834 3734
1835 3735
1841 3741
1842 3742
1843 3743
1844 3744
1845 3745
1846 3746
1847 3747
1848 3748
1849 3749
1850 3750
1851 3751
1901 3901
1902 3902
1903 3903
1904 3904
2000 4100
2001 4101
2002 4102
2002A 4102A
2003 4103
2003A 4103A
2004 4104
2004A 4104A
2005 4105
2006 4106
2007 4107
2008 4108
2009 4109
2010 4110
2010A 4110A
2011 4211
2012 4212
2013 4213
2014 4214
2021 4301
2022 4302
2023 4303
2024 4304
2025 4305
2026 4306
2027 4307
3001 5101
3002 5102
3003 5103
3004 5104
3005 5105
3006 5106
3007 5107
3008 5108
3009 5109
3010 5110
3011 5111
3012 5112
3013 5113
3020 5120
3021 5121
3022 5122
3023 5123
3101 5301
3102 5302
3103 5303
3103A 5303A
3104 5304
3105 5305
3106 5306
3107 5307
3108 5308
3109 5309
3110 5310
3111 5311
3112 5312
3113 5313
3114 5314
3115 5315
3116 5316
3117 5317
3118 5318
3201 5501
3202 5502
3203 5503
3204 5504
3205 5505
3301 5701
3302 5702
3303 5703
3304 5704
3305 5705
3311 5711
3312 5712
3313 5713
3401 5901
3402 5902
3403 5903
3404 5904
3405 5905
3501 6101
3502 6102
3503 6103
3504 6104
3505 6105
4001 7101
4002 7102
4003 7103
4004 7104
4005 7105
4005A 7105A
4006 7106
4007 7107
4008 7108
4009 7109
4010 7110
4051 7251
4052 7252
4053 7253
4054 7254
4055 7255
4056 7256
4061 7261
4062 7262
4063 7263
4064 7264
4065 7265
4066 7266
4067 7267
4068 7268
4069 7269
4081 7281
4082 7282
4083 7283
4084 7284
4085 7285
4091 7291
4092 7292
4096 7296
4097 7297
4098 7298
4101(a) Rep. See 7301
4101(b) Rep. See 7302
4101(c)(1), (2), (4) Rep. See 7303
4101(c)(3) Rep. See 7317
4101(e) Rep. See 7425(a)
4101(f)(1), (3), (4) Rep. See 7314
4101(f)(2) Rep. See 7315
4102 Rep. See 7305
4103 Rep. See 7306
4104 Rep. See 7401
4105 Rep. See 7402(a)–(d)
4106 Rep. See 7403
4107(a)–(d) Rep. See 7404
4107(e) Rep. See 7453
4107(f) Rep. See 7454
4107(g) Rep. See 7455
4107(h) Rep. See 7456
4107(i) Rep. See 7426(c)
4107(j) Rep. See 7457
4108(a) (partial) Rep. See 7421
4108(a) Rep. See 7423(a)–(c)
4108(b) Rep. See 7402(e)
4108(c) Rep. See 7423(d)
4108(d) Rep. See 7424(b)
4109 Rep. See 7426(a)
4110 Rep. See 7464
4111 Rep. See 7408
4112(a) Rep. See 7312
4112(b), (c) Rep. See 7313
4113 Rep. See 7424(a)
4114(a) Rep. See 7405
4114(b) Rep. See 7406
4114(c)–(g) Rep. See 7407
4115 Rep. See 7304
4116 Rep. See 7316
4117 Rep. See 7409
4118 Rep. See 7431–7440
4119 Rep. See 7425(b)
4120 Rep. See 7458
4121 Rep. See 7471
4122 Rep. See 7472
4123 Rep. See 7473
4124 Rep. See 7474
4131 7331
4132 7332
4133 7333
4134 7334
4141 7451
4142 7452
4143–4146 Rep.
4151 Rep. See 7311(a)–(e)
4152 Rep. See 7311(f), (g)
4161 7361
4162 7362
4163 7363
4164 7364
4165 7365
4166 7366
4167 7367
4168 7368
4201 7801
4202 7802
4203 7803
4204 7804
4205 7805
4206 7806
4207 7807
4208 7808
4209 7809
4210 7810
4301 7601
4302 7602
4303 7603
4304 7604
4311 7611
4312 7612
4313 7613
4314 7614
4315 7615
4316 7616
4317 7617
4318 7618
4321 7621
4322 7622
4323 7623
4324 7624
4325 7625
4331 7631
4332 7632
4333 7633
4334 7634
4335 7635
4336 7636
4351 7651
4352 7652
4353 7653
4354 7654
4355 7655
5001 8101
5002 8102
5003 8103
5004 8104
5005 8105
5006 8106
5007 8107
5008 8108
5009 8109
5010 8110
5011 8111
5011A 8111A
5012 8112
5013 8113
5014 8114
5015 8115
5016 8116
5021 8121
5022 8122
5023 8123
5024 8124
5025 8125
5031 8131
5032 8132
5033 8133
5034 8134
5035 8135
5036 8136
5037 8137
5051 8151
5052 8152
5053 8153
5054 8154
5055 8155
5056 8156
5057 Rep.
5070 8201
5071 8211
5072 8212
5073 8213
5074 8214
5081 8221
5082 8222
5083 8223
5091 8231
5092 8232
5093 8233
5096 8241
5101 8301
5102 8302
5103 8303
5104 8304
5105 8305
5201 8501
5202 8502
5203 8503
5204 8504
5205 8505
5206 8506
5207 8507
5208 8508
5209 8509
5210 8510
5220 8520
5221 8521
5222 8522
5223 8523
5224 8524
5225 8525
5226 8526
5227 8527
5228 8528

Enacting Clause

Pub. L. 85–857, § 1,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1105, provided in part: “That the laws relating to veterans’ benefits are revised, codified, and enacted as title 38, United States Code, ‘Veterans’ Benefits’ ”.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 85–857, § 2,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1262, provided that: “Except as otherwise provided in this Act, this Act shall take effect on January 1, 1959.”
Offenses Committed Under Repealed Laws

Pub. L. 85–857, § 3,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1262, provided that:
“(a) All offenses committed and all penalties and forfeitures incurred under any of the provisions of law amended or repealed by this Act or the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 1957 may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if such Acts had not been enacted.
“(b) Forfeitures of benefits under laws administered by the Veterans’ Administration occurring before January 1959 shall continue to be effective.”
Continuation of Authority Under Act of July 3, 1930

Pub. L. 85–857, § 4,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1262, provided that: “All functions, powers, and duties conferred upon and vested in the President and the Administrator by the Act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 1016) and which were in effect on December 31, 1957, are continued in effect.”
Cross References

Pub. L. 85–857, § 5,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1262, provided that:
“(a) References in other laws to any provision of law replaced by title 38, United States Code, shall, where applicable, be deemed to refer also to the corresponding provision of title 38, United States Code.
“(b) References in title 38, United States Code, to any provision of title 38, United States Code, shall, where applicable, be deemed to refer also to the prior corresponding provisions of law.
“(c) Amendments effective after August 18, 1958, made to any provision of law replaced by title 38, United States Code, shall, notwithstanding the repeal of such provision by section 14 of this Act, supersede the corresponding provisions of title 38, United States Code, to the extent that such amendments are inconsistent therewith.”
Continuing Availability of Appropriations

Pub. L. 85–857, § 6,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, provided that:
“(a) Amounts heretofore appropriated to carry out the purposes of any provision of law repealed by this Act, and available on December 31, 1958, shall be available to carry out the purposes of the corresponding provisions of title 38, United States Code.
“(b) The availability and use of appropriations made for the purposes of the Act of July 1, 1948 (62 Stat. 1210; 50 App. U.S.C. 1991–1996) shall not be affected by the repeal of such Act.”
Outstanding Rules, Regulations, and Orders

Pub. L. 85–857, § 7,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, provided that: “All rules, regulations, orders, permits, and other privileges issued or granted by the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs before December 31, 1958, and in effect on such date (or scheduled to take effect after such date) shall remain in full force and effect until modified, suspended, overruled, or otherwise changed by the Administrator.”
Publication

Pub. L. 85–857, § 8,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, provided that: “This Act shall be printed in slip-law form with a table of contents and a comprehensive index and tables furnished by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives; however, such table of contents, comprehensive index and tables shall not be printed in the United States Statutes at Large.”
Pending Claims

Pub. L. 85–857, § 9,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, provided that: “A claim for benefits which is pending in the Veterans’ Administration on January 1, 1959, or filed thereafter, shall be adjudicated under the laws in effect on December 31, 1958, with respect to the period before January 1, 1959, and, except as provided in section 10, under title 38, United States Code, thereafter.”
Persons Receiving Benefits on December 31, 1958

Pub. L. 85–857, § 10,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, provided that: “Any individual receiving benefits as a veteran, or as the widow, child, or parent of a veteran, under public laws administered by the Veterans’ Administration on December 31, 1958, shall, as long as entitlement under such laws continues, receive benefits under the corresponding provisions of title 38, United States Code, thereafter, or benefits at the rate payable under such public laws, whichever will result in the greater benefit being paid to the individual. The provisions of this section shall apply to those claims within the purview of section 9 in which it is determined that benefits are payable for December 31, 1958.”
Persons Entitled to Emergency Officers’ Retirement Pay on December 31, 1958, or Who Failed To Submit Applications Prior to May 25, 1929

Pub. L. 85–857, § 11,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1263, as amended by Pub. L. 87–875, Oct. 24, 1962, 76 Stat. 1198, provided that:
“(a) Any person who was receiving, or entitled to receive, emergency officers’ retirement pay, or other privileges or benefits as a retired emergency officer of World War I, on December 31, 1958, under the laws in effect on that day, shall, except where there was fraud, clear and unmistakable error as to conclusion of fact or law, or misrepresentation of material facts, continue, to receive, or be entitle to receive, emergency officers’ retirement pay at the rate otherwise payable on December 31, 1958, and such other privileges and benefits, so long as the conditions warranting such pay, privileges, and benefits under those laws continue.
“(b) Any individual who, upon application therefor before May 25, 1929, would have been granted emergency officer’s retirement pay based upon 30 per centum or more disability under the Act of May 24, 1928 (45 Stat. 735), and who would have been entitled to continue to receive such pay under section 10 of Public Numbered 2, Seventy-third Congress, or under section 1 of Public Numbered 743, Seventy-sixth Congress, and who upon being placed on the emergency officers’ retired list would have been paid retired pay at a monthly rate lower than the monthly rate of disability compensation then payable, shall, upon application made therefor after the date of enactment of this subparagraph [Oct. 24, 1962] to the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, be placed upon the appropriate emergency officers’ retired list, and thereafter shall be entitled to all rights, privileges, and benefits of retired emergency officers of World War I.”
Continuation of Certain Rights and Benefits

Pub. L. 85–857, § 12,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1264, as amended by Pub. L. 89–50, § 1(c),June 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 173; Pub. L. 91–24, § 14(a),June 11, 1969, 83 Stat. 35, provided that:
“(a) [Repealed by Pub. L. 91–24, effective June 11, 1969, except as to any indebtedness which may be due the Government as the result of any benefits granted thereunder. Prior to such repeal, subsec. (a) read as follows: “The repeal of part VIII, and paragraphs 10 and 11 of part VII, of Veterans Regulation Numbered 1(a), sections 3 and 4 of Public Law 16, Seventy-eighth Congress, and section 1507 of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, shall not apply in the case of any veteran (1) who enlisted or reenlisted in a regular component of the Armed Forces after October 6, 1945, and before October 7, 1946, or (2) whose discharge or dismissal is changed, corrected, or modified before February 1, 1965, pursuant to section 1552 or 1553 of title 10, United States Code, or by other corrective action by competent authority.”]
“(b) Nothing in this Act or any amendment or repeal made by it, shall affect any right, liability, penalty, authorization or requirement pertaining to World War adjusted compensation authorized or prescribed under the provisions of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, or the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936, or any related Act, which was in effect on December 31, 1958.
“(c) [Repealed by Pub. L. 89–50, effective July 1, 1966. Prior to such repeal, subsec. (c) read as follows: “Nothing in this Act, or any amendment or repeal made by it, shall deprive any person of benefits under the Mustering-Out Payment Act of 1944 to which he would have been entitled if this Act had not been enacted.”]
“(d) Nothing in this Act, or any amendment or repeal made by it, shall affect any right of any person based on a contract entered into before the effective date of this Act, or affect the manner in which such right could have been enforced or obtained but for this Act, or such amendment or repeal.
“(e) Chapter 37 of title 38, United States Code, is a continuation and restatement of the provisions of title III of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, and may be considered to be an amendment to such title III.”
Improvement of United States Code by Pub. L. 102–83; Corresponding Provisions; Savings Provision

Pub. L. 102–83, § 7,Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 410, provided that:
“(a) References to Replaced Laws.—A reference to a provision of title 38, United States Code, replaced by a provision of that title enacted by section 2 [enacting chapters 3, 5, 7, 9, and 77 of this title, amending sections 618, 621, 654, 1521, 1685, 1833, 2003A, 2014, 5701, 7101, and 7455 of this title, and repealing former chapter 3 of this title] (including a reference in a regulation, order, or other law) shall be treated as referring to the corresponding provision enacted by this Act.
“(b) Savings Provision for Regulations.—A regulation, rule, or order in effect under a provision of title 38, United States Code, replaced by a provision of that title enacted by section 2 shall continue in effect under the corresponding provision enacted by this Act until repealed, amended, or superseded.
“(c) General Savings Provision.—An action taken or an offense committed under a provision of title 38, United States Code, replaced by a provision of that title enacted by section 2 shall be treated as having been taken or committed under the corresponding provision enacted by this Act.”
PART I—GENERAL PROVISIONSChap. Sec. 1. General 101 3. Department of Veterans Affairs 301 5. Authority and Duties of the Secretary 501 7. Employees 701 9. Security and Law Enforcement on Property Under the Jurisdiction of the Department 901 PART II—GENERAL BENEFITS11. Compensation for Service-Connected Disability or Death 1101 13. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Service-Connected Deaths 1301 15. Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death or for Service 1501 17. Hospital, Nursing Home, Domiciliary, and Medical Care 1701 18. Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Other Veterans 1802 19. Insurance 1901 20. Benefits for Homeless Veterans 2001 21. Specially Adapted Housing for Disabled Veterans 2101 23. Burial Benefits 2301 24. National Cemeteries and Memorials 2400 PART III—READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS30. All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program 3001 31. Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities 3100 32. Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance 3201 33. Post-9/11 Educational Assistance 3301. [1] 34. Veterans’ Educational Assistance 3451 35. Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance 3500 36. Administration of Educational Benefits 3670 37. Housing and Small Business Loans 3701 39. Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Certain Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces 3901 41. Job Counseling, Training, and Placement Service for Veterans 4100 42. Employment and Training of Veterans 4211 43. Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services 4301 PART IV—GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS51. Claims, Effective Dates, and Payments 5100 53. Special Provisions Relating to Benefits 5301 55. Minors, Incompetents, and Other Wards 5501 57. Records and Investigations 5701 59. Agents and Attorneys 5901 61. Penal and Forfeiture Provisions 6101 63. Outreach Activities 6301 PART V—BOARDS, ADMINISTRATIONS, AND SERVICES71. Board of Veterans’ Appeals 7101 72. United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 7251 73. Veterans Health Administration—Organization and Functions 7301 74. Veterans Health Administration—Personnel 7401 75. Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professionals Educational Assistance Program 7501 76. Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program 7601 77. Veterans Benefits Administration 7701 78. Veterans’ Canteen Service 7801 79. Information Security Education Assistance Program 7901 PART VI—ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY81. Acquisition and Operation of Hospital and Domiciliary Facilities; Procurement and Supply; Enhanced-Use Leases of Real Property  [2] 8101    So in original. Does not conform to chapter heading. 82. Assistance in Establishing New State Medical Schools; Grants to Affiliated Medical Schools; Assistance to Health Manpower Training Institutions 8201 83. Acceptance of Gifts and Bequests 8301 85. Disposition of Deceased Veterans’ Personal Property 8501
Amendments

2010—Pub. L. 111–163, title III, § 302(b),May 5, 2010, 124 Stat. 1149, added item for chapter 75.
2008—Pub. L. 110–252, title V, § 5003(a)(2),June 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2375, added item for chapter 33.
2006—Pub. L. 109–461, title IX, § 903(a)(2),Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3464, added item for chapter 79.
Pub. L. 109–233, title IV, § 402(d)(3),June 15, 2006, 120 Stat. 411, added item for chapter 63.
2003—Pub. L. 108–183, title I, § 102(e)(2),Dec. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2655, substituted “Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Other Veterans” for “Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans” in item for chapter 18.
2002—Pub. L. 107–330, title III, § 308(g)(1)(A),Dec. 6, 2002, 116 Stat. 2828, substituted “5100” for “5101” in item for chapter 51.
2001—Pub. L. 107–95, § 5(a)(2),Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 918, added item for chapter 20.
2000—Pub. L. 106–419, title IV, § 401(f)(2),Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1861, substituted “Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans” and “1802” for “Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans Who Are Born With Spina Bifida” and “1801”, respectively, in item for chapter 18.
1998—Pub. L. 105–368, title V, § 512(a)(4)(B),Nov. 11, 1998, 112 Stat. 3341, substituted “Appeals for Veterans Claims” for “Veterans Appeals” in item for chapter 72.
1996—Pub. L. 104–204, title IV, § 421(b)(2),Sept. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 2926, added item for chapter 18.
1994—Pub. L. 103–446, title XII, § 1201(h)(1),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4688, struck out item for chapter 42 and added identical new item for chapter 42.
Pub. L. 103–353, § 2(b)(1),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3169, substituted “Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services” and “4301” for “Veterans’ Reemployment Rights” and “2021”, respectively, in item for chapter 43.
1991—Pub. L. 102–86, title IV, § 401(b)(2),Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 422, inserted “; Enhanced-Use Leases of Real Property” in item for chapter 81.
Pub. L. 102–83, §§ 2(d)(1), 5(b)(2),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 402, 406, substituted “Department of Veterans Affairs . . . 301” for “Veterans’ Administration; Officers and Employees . . . 201” in item for chapter 3, added items for chapters 5, 7, 9, and 77, substituted “1101” for “301” in item for chapter 11, “1301” for “401” in item for chapter 13, “1501” for “501” in item for chapter 15, “1701” for “601” in item for chapter 17, “1901” for “701” in item for chapter 19, “2101” for “801” in item for chapter 21, “2301” for “901” in item for chapter 23, “2400” for “1000” in item for chapter 24, “3001” for “1401” in item for chapter 30, “3100” for “1500” in item for chapter 31, “3201” for “1601” in item for chapter 32, “3451” for “1651” in item for chapter 34, “3500” for “1700” in item for chapter 35, “3670” for “1770” in item for chapter 36, “3701” for “1801” in item for chapter 37, “3901” for “1901” in item for chapter 39, “4100” for “2000” in item for chapter 41, and “4211” for “2011” in item for chapter 42.
Pub. L. 102–54, § 14(e)(1),June 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 287, inserted “United States” in item for chapter 72.
Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, §§ 402(c)(2), 403(f)(1),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239, 240, substituted “5101” for “3001” in item for chapter 51, “5301” for “3101” in item for chapter 53, “5501” for “3201” in item for chapter 55, “5701” for “3301” in item for chapter 57, “5901” for “3401” in item for chapter 59, “6101” for “3501” in item for chapter 61, “Boards, Administrations, and Services” for “Boards and Departments” in item for part V, “7101” for “4001” in item chapter 71, “7251” for “4051” in item for chapter 72, “Veterans Health Administration—Organization and Functions . . . 7301” for “Department of Medicine and Surgery . . . 4101”, added item for chapter 74, struck out item for chapter 75 “Veterans’ Canteen Services . . . 4201”, substituted “7601” for “4301” in item for chapter 76, added item for chapter 78, substituted “8101” for “5001” in item for chapter 81, “8201” for “5070” in item for chapter 82, “8301” for “5101” in item for chapter 83, and “8501” for “5201” in item for chapter 85.
Pub. L. 102–16, § 9(c)(2),Mar. 22, 1991, 105 Stat. 55, struck out “Disabled and Vietnam Era” after “Employment and Training of” in item for chapter 42.
1988—Pub. L. 100–687, div. A, title I, § 103(c)(1), title III, § 301(b),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4107, 4121, substituted “Claims” for “Applications” in item for chapter 51 and added item for chapter 72.
Pub. L. 100–322, title II, § 216(e)(2),May 20, 1988, 102 Stat. 530, added item for chapter 76.
1984—Pub. L. 98–525, title VII, § 702(a)(2),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2563, added item for chapter 30.
1982—Pub. L. 97–306, title III, § 301(b)(2),Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1437, substituted “2000” for “2001” in item for chapter 41.
Pub. L. 97–295, § 4(1)(A),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1304, substituted “1500” for “1,500” in item for chapter 31.
Pub. L. 97–295, § 4(1)(B),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1304, substituted “1651” for “1650” in item for chapter 34.
Pub. L. 97–295, § 4(1)(C),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1304, added item for chapter 82.
1981—Pub. L. 97–72, title III, § 302(b)(2),Nov. 3, 1981, 95 Stat. 1059, substituted “Housing and Small Business Loans” for “Home, Condominium, and Mobile Home Loans” in item for chapter 37.
1980—Pub. L. 96–466, title I, § 101(b),Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2186, substituted “Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities . . . 1,500” for “Vocational Rehabilitation . . . 1501” in item for chapter 31.
1976—Pub. L. 94–581, title II, § 203(a),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2856, inserted “Nursing Home,” in item for chapter 17.
Pub. L. 94–502, title III, § 309(b),Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2391, substituted “Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance” for “War Orphans’ and Widows’ Education Assistance” in item for chapter 35.
Pub. L. 94–502, title IV, § 405,Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2397, added item for chapter 32.
1974—Pub. L. 93–569, § 7(d),Dec. 31, 1974, 88 Stat. 1866, substituted “Home, Condominium, and Mobile Home Loans” for “Home, Farm, and Business Loans” in item for chapter 37.
Pub. L. 93–508, title IV, § 404(b),Dec. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1600, added item for chapter 43.
1973—Pub. L. 93–43, § 2(b),June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 78, added item for chapter 24.
1972—Pub. L. 92–540, title V, §§ 502(b), 503 (b),Oct. 24, 1972, 86 Stat. 1097, 1098, substituted “, Training and” for “and Employment” in item for chapter 41, and added item for chapter 42.
1971—Pub. L. 91–666, § 2(b),Jan. 11, 1971, 84 Stat. 2000, substituted “Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Certain Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces” for “Automobiles for Disabled Veterans” in item for chapter 39.
1968—Pub. L. 90–631, § 2(h)(2),Oct. 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 1333, substituted “War Orphans’ and Widows’ Educational Assistance . . . 1700” for “War Orphans’ Educational Assistance . . . 1701” in item for chapter 35.
1966—Pub. L. 89–358, §§ 4(c), 6(b),Mar. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 23, 27, substituted chapter “34. Veterans’ Educational Assistance . . . 1650” for chapter “33. Education of Korean Conflict Veterans . . . 1601” and added chapter 36; and substituted “Job Counseling and Employment Placement Service for Veterans” for “Unemployment Benefits for Veterans” in item for chapter 41, respectively.
1965—Pub. L. 89–50, § 1(b),June 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 173, struck out item for chapter 43 which related to mustering out payments.


Footnotes
[1]  So in original. The period probably should not appear.

[2]  So in original. Does not conform to chapter heading.

 

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