38 U.S. Code Chapter 57 - RECORDS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Amendments

2015—Pub. L. 114–31, § 2(c), July 20, 2015, 129 Stat. 430, added item 5706.

2006—Pub. L. 109–461, title IX, § 902(b), Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3460, added item for subchapter III and items 5721 to 5728.

1991—Pub. L. 102–54, § 14(d)(5)(B), (6)(C), June 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 286, amended table of sections at beginning of chapter as in effect immediately before the enactment of Pub. L. 102–40 by substituting “subpoenas” for “subpenas” in item 3311 and “subpoena” for “subpena” in item 3313.

Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 402(c)(1), May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239, renumbered items 3301 to 3313 as 5701 to 5713, respectively.

1980—Pub. L. 96–385, title V, § 505(b), Oct. 7, 1980, 94 Stat. 1537, added item 3305.

Discontinuation of Use of Social Security Numbers to Identify Individuals in Department of Veterans Affairs Information Systems

Pub. L. 115–244, div. C, title II, § 239, Sept. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 2972, provided that:

“(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Labor, shall discontinue using Social Security account numbers to identify individuals in all information systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs as follows:
“(1)
For all veterans submitting to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs new claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary, not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 21, 2018].
“(2)
For all individuals not described in paragraph (1), not later than 8 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
“(b)
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may use a Social Security account number to identify an individual in an information system of the Department of Veterans Affairs if and only if the use of such number is required to obtain information the Secretary requires from an information system that is not under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

Similar provisions were contained in the following acts:

Pub. L. 115–141, div. J, title II, § 240, Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 822.