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

This title was enacted by Pub. L. 85–857, § 1, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1105

Current through 114-219

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; [former] 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.”

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.

 

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