38 U.S. Code § 3726 - Withholding of payments, benefits, etc.
1997—Pub. L. 105–33 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “unless the Secretary provides such veteran or surviving spouse with notice by certified mail with return receipt requested of the authority of the Secretary to waive the payment of indebtedness under section 5302(b) of this title.” for “unless (1) there is first received the consent in writing of such veteran or surviving spouse, as the case may be, or (2) such liability and the amount thereof was determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding to which such veteran or surviving spouse was a party.”, and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
1981—Pub. L. 97–66 struck out subsec. (a) which provided that the Administrator could not, unless the Administrator had first obtained the consent in writing of an individual, set off against, or otherwise withhold from, such individual any benefits payable to such individual under any law administered by the Veterans’ Administration because of liability allegedly arising out of any loan made to, assumed by, or guaranteed or insured on account of, such individual under this chapter, and struck out designation “(b)” before “No officer, employee, department, or agency of the United States”.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–324 substituted “the Administrator” for “he”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–324 substituted “surviving spouse” for “widow” wherever appearing.