38 U.S. Code Chapter 51 - CLAIMS, EFFECTIVE DATES, AND PAYMENTS

Applicability of Amendment

Amendment of analysis by section 2(f)(2), (g)(2), (h)(2), (i)(3), (k)(2) of Pub. L. 115–55 applicable to all claims for which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides notice of a decision under section 5104 of this title on or after the later of 540 days after Aug. 23, 2017, or 30 days after the date on which the Secretary submits to Congress a certification of certain capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out the new appeals system established by Pub. L. 115–55 and to address appeals of decisions on legacy claims, with provision for early applicability of the new appeals system to certain claims. See 2017 Amendment note below.

Amendments

2017—Pub. L. 115–55, § 2(f)(2), (g)(2), (h)(2), (i)(3), (k)(2), Aug. 23, 2017, 131 Stat. 1107–1109, added items 5104A to 5104C and substituted “Supplemental claims” for “Reopening disallowed claims” in item 5108 and “Expedited treatment of returned and remanded claims” for “Expedited treatment of remanded claims” in item 5109B.

2008—Pub. L. 110–389, title II, § 212(b), Oct. 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 4151, added item 5121A.

Pub. L. 110–387, title IX, § 901(a)(5), Oct. 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 4142, substituted “death of a beneficiary” for “death of beneficiary” in item 5121.

2003—Pub. L. 108–183, title VII, § 707(a)(2), Dec. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2673, added item 5109B.

2000—Pub. L. 106–475, § 6, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2099, added items 5100, 5102 to 5103A, 5107, and 5126, and struck out former items 5102 “Application forms furnished upon request”, 5103 “Incomplete applications”, and 5107 “Burden of proof; benefit of the doubt”.

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XVI, § 1611(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–360, directed amendment of table of sections by striking the item relating to section 5017 and inserting item 5107 “Assistance to claimants; benefit of the doubt; burden of proof”. Pub. L. 106–419, title I, § 104(c)(2), Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1828, provided that, as of the enactment of Pub. L. 106–419, the amendments made by Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XVI, § 1611(b)], were deemed for all purposes not to have taken effect and that Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title XVI, § 1611(b)], ceased to be in effect.

1997—Pub. L. 105–111, § 1(a)(2), Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2271, added item 5109A.

1994—Pub. L. 103–446, title III, § 301(c), Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4658, added items 5124 and 5125.

1991—Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 402(c)(1), May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239, renumbered items 3001 to 3023 as 5101 to 5123, respectively.

1989—Pub. L. 101–237, title I, § 115(a)(2), Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2066, added item 3004.

1988—Pub. L. 100–687, div. A, title I, § 103(a)(2), (c)(2), (3), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4107, 4108, substituted “CLAIMS” for “APPLICATIONS” in heading for chapter and in item for subchapter I and added items 3007, 3008, and 3009.

1982—Pub. L. 97–253, title IV, §§ 401(a)(2), 403(a)(2), Sept. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 802, added items 3011 and 3023, respectively.

1977—Pub. L. 95–117, title IV, § 402(b)(2), Oct. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 1066, struck out “by check” after “benefit” in item 3020.

1976—Pub. L. 94–432, title IV, § 403(1), Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1372, added item 3006.

1962—Pub. L. 87–825, § 5(b), Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 950, struck out items 3004 and 3011.

 

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