38 CFR 4.23 - Attitude of rating officers.

§ 4.23 Attitude of rating officers.

It is to be remembered that the majority of applicants are disabled persons who are seeking benefits of law to which they believe themselves entitled. In the exercise of his or her functions, rating officers must not allow their personal feelings to intrude; an antagonistic, critical, or even abusive attitude on the part of a claimant should not in any instance influence the officers in the handling of the case. Fairness and courtesy must at all times be shown to applicants by all employees whose duties bring them in contact, directly or indirectly, with the Department's claimants.

[ 41 FR 11292, Mar. 18, 1976]

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Title 38 published on 2015-12-03

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  • 2016-08-12; vol. 81 # 156 - Friday, August 12, 2016
    1. 81 FR 53353 - Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Skin Conditions
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      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Proposed rule.
      Comment Date: Comments must be received by VA on or before October 11, 2016. Applicability Date: The provisions of this rulemaking shall apply to all applications for benefits that are received by VA or that are pending before the agency of original jurisdiction on or after the effective date of the final rule. The Secretary does not intend for the provisions of this rulemaking to apply to claims that have been certified for appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals or are pending before the Board of Veterans' Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, or the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
      38 CFR Part 4