38 U.S. Code § 1163. Trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings
1992—Pub. L. 102–568, § 401(d)(1), substituted “Trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings” for “Temporary program for trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings” as section catchline.
“(A) The term ‘qualified veteran’ means a veteran who has a service-connected disability, or service-connected disabilities, not rated as total but who has been awarded a rating of total disability by reason of inability to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation as a result of such disability or disabilities.
“(B) The term ‘program period’ means the period beginning on February 1, 1985, and ending on December 31, 1992.”
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 102–568, § 401(c), substituted “after January 31, 1985, of a rating of total disability described in subsection (a)(2)” for “during the program period of a rating of total disability described in subsection (a)(2)(A)”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 100–687, § 1301(b)(2), (3), substituted “(1) In” for “(1)(A) Except as provided in paragraph (4) of this subsection, in”, redesignated cls. (i), (ii), and (iii) as subpars. (A), (B), and (C), respectively, and struck out former subpar. (B) which required that, after providing notice, Administrator arrange promptly for evaluation to determine whether achievement of vocational goal by veteran is feasible.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 100–687, § 1301(b)(1), (3)(B), added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which related to failure of veteran to participate in evaluation, and reduction of disability rating.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 100–687, § 1301(b)(1), struck out par. (3) which related to individualized written plan of vocational rehabilitation after completion of evaluation, and failure to pursue program of vocational rehabilitation described in such plan.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 100–687, § 1301(b)(1), struck out par. (4) which read as follows: “This subsection does not apply with respect to a veteran as to whom the Administrator determines that an evaluation of vocational rehabilitation potential or achievement of a vocational goal is not reasonably feasible.”
Pub. L. 98–543, title I, § 111(b), Oct. 24, 1984, 98 Stat. 2739, directed Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to provide, not later than Apr. 1, 1985, to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities, a statement containing information explaining subsec. (b) of this section, information explaining purposes and availability of and eligibility for, and procedures for pursuing, a vocational rehabilitation program under chapter 31 of this title, and a summary description of scope of services and assistance available under chapter 31.
Pub. L. 98–543, title I, § 111(c), Oct. 24, 1984, 98 Stat. 2739, as amended by Pub. L. 99–576, title VII, § 703(a)(2), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3303, directed Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to submit, not later than Apr. 15, 1988, to Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of Senate and House of Representatives a report on results of implementation of this section during the three-year period beginning on Feb. 1, 1985.