38 CFR 1.956 - Jurisdiction.
(a) The regional office Committees are authorized, except as to determinations under § 2.6(e)(4)(i) of this chapter where applicable, to consider and determine as limited in §§ 1.955 et seq., settlement, compromise and/or waiver concerning the following debts and overpayments:
(1) Arising out of operations of the Veterans Benefits Administration:
(i) Overpayment or erroneous payments of pension, compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, burial allowances, plot allowance, subsistence allowance, education (includes debts from work study and education loan defaults as well as from other overpayments of educational assistance benefits) or insurance benefits, clothing allowance and automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment allowances.
(ii) Debts arising out of the loan program under 38 U.S.C. ch. 37 after liquidation of security, if any.
(2) Arising out of operations of the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration:
(iii) Other claims arising in connection with transactions of the Veterans Health Administration ( § 17.103(c) of this chapter).
(b) The Under Secretary for Benefits may, at his or her discretion, assume original jurisdiction and establish an ad hoc Board to determine a particular issue arising within this section.