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2015 Precedent Opinions

VAOPGCPREC 1-2015 (2/19/2015) Compensation of Fee-Basis Employees  Author: Knott, C.
VAOPGCPREC 2-2015 (3/20/2015) Authority to Solicit Gifts under 38 USC 8301  Author Jaynes, M.


2014 Precedent Opinions

VAOGCPREC 1-2014 (3/21/2014)  Provision of Primary Care for Residents in State Home Domiciliaries  Author: Raun, E.
VAOGCPREC 2-2014 (5/19/14) Applicability of the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 to Decisions Concerning Benefits Administered by the National Cemetery Administration  Author: Warren, T.
VAOGCPREC 3-2014 (6/20/14) Effective Dates of Awards Based on Same-Sex Marriage  Author: Shriber, C.
VAOGCPREC 4-2014 (6/20/14) Reliance on State Law to Determine Validity of Same-Sex Marriage Author: Shriber, C.
VAOGCPREC 5-2014 (8/12/14) Duty to Assist in Seeking Records pertaining to an Individual other than the Claimant    Author: Barrans, D.
VAOGCPREC 6-2014 (11/21/2014) Notice Required by 38 USC § 513(a)(1) upon Receipt of a New and Material Evidence Claim  Author: Adelman, M.


2012 Precedent Opinions

VAOPGCPREC 1-2012 (1/24/2012)  Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Escrow Accounts  Author: Simpson, J.
VAOPGCPrec 2-2012 (10/31/2012)  –  Implementation of Public Law 112-154  Author: Simpson, J.
VAOPGCPrec 3-2012 (12/20/12)  Review of Prior Decisions Involving Military Sexual Trauma  Author: Griffin, B.


2011 Precedent Opinions

VAOPGCPREC 1-2011  Veterans’ Health Administration Quality-Assurance Records and Board of Veterans’ Appeal Review Authority – 38 U.S.C. § 5705; 38 C.F.R. §§ 17.500-17.511 (4/19/2011)


2010 Precedent Opinions

PREC 1-2010 Overpayment and Requirement to Offset from Compensation Paid Under 38 U.S.C., § 1151 Amounts Recovered Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
PREC 2-2010 Osborn v. Nicholson 21 Vet. App. 223 (2007) – Effect on Existing General Counsel Opinions, Application to other Benefit Programs, and Applicability to Series HH U.S. Savings Bonds and Bonds Issued by Other Political Subdivisions – 38 U.S.C. § 1503(a)(6), 38 C.F.R. 21 3.272(e)
PREC 3-2010  Opinion temporarily withdrawn from web publication.
PREC 4-2010 Clothing Allowance Benefit – 38 U.S.C. § 1162 and attach to this the first opinion attached.
PREC 5-2010  (9/1/2010)  Applicability of 38 U.S.C. § 3677(c)(7) for Approval of On-The-Job Program for Employees of State Approving Authorities
PREC 6-2010  (10/12/2010)  Presidential Memorandum – Do Not Pay List


2009 Precedent Opinions

PREC 1-2009    Surviving Spouse’s Benefit for Month of Veteran’s Death – 38 U.S.C. § 5310(b)  (1/22/2009)  Citation: VAOPGCPREC1-2009  Author: Lee, K.

PREC 2-2009     Use of VA Appropriations to Provide Medical Examinations for Service Members Enrolled in DES Pilot Program     (2/10/2009)  Citation: VAOPGCPREC 2-2009  Author: Adelman, M.


2008 Precedent Opinions

PREC 1-2008     Opinion on Reimbursing Veterans under the SAH Program    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2008,  VAOPGCPREC 1-2008, 2008
PREC 2-2008    Servicemembers’ Entitlement to Rehabilitation and Vocational Benefits under Public Law 110-181     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-2008, VAOPGCPREC 2-2008, 2008
PREC 3-2008 Servicemembers’ Entitlement to Rehabilitation and Vocational Benefits under Public Law 110-181     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-2008, VAOPGCPREC 3-2008, 2008


2007 Precedent Opinions

PREC 1-2007    Applicability of 38 C.F.R. § 3.105(e) to TDIU Award Reinstated Based on CUE      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2007,  VAOPGCPREC 1-2007, 2007
PREC 2-2007      Padgett v. Nicholson, 473 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir.2007) – Effect on Appeal Pending before Board of Veterans’ Appeals when Applicant Dies – 38 C.F.R. § 20.1302    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-2007,  VAOPGCPREC 2-2007, 2007


2006 Precedent Opinions

PREC 1-2006    Qualifying Service under 38 USC §§ 3011 and 3012, and resulting Delimiting Date   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2006,  VAOPGCPREC 1-2006, 2006
PREC 2-2006    Applicability of 38 U.S.C. § 6107 Where Misuse Occurred before December 10, 2004    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec 2-2006, VAOPGCPREC 2-2006, 2006
PREC 3-2006   Multiple Ratings under Former 38 C.F.R. § 4.71a, Diagnostic Code 5285 (2003)   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-2006, VAOPGCPREC 3-2006, 2006
PREC 4-2006     Proper Implementation of Public Law 109-233, Section 101 – Specially Adapted Housing Assistance      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-2006, VAOPGCPREC 4-2006, 2006
PREC 5-2006     Incarceration in a Privately Owned and Operated Correctional Facility – 38 U.S.C. § 5313      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-2006,  VAOPGCPREC 5-2006, 2006
PREC 6-2006    Applicability of SGLI Tax Exemption to TSGLI – 38 U.S.C. §§ 1970(g), 1980A       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-2006,  VAOPGCPREC 6-2006, 2006


Opinions Year 2005

PREC 1-2005    Applicability of the Veterans Claims Assistance Act to Claims by States that Pertain to the State Home Program     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2005, VAOPGCPREC 1-2005, 2005

PREC 2-2005      Applicability of SGLI and VGLI Tax Exemption – 38 U.S.C. § 1970(g)Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-2005, VAOPGCPREC 2-2005, 2005

PREC 3-2005    Calculation of Sixty-First Day of Incarceration – 38 U.S.C. §§ 5313(a) and 1505(a)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-2005, VAOPGCPREC 3-2005, 2005

PREC 4-2005     Whether Request for Equitable Relief may be Considered “an Administrative Remedy” under Section 113(b) of Public Law 106-419    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-2005, VAOPGCPREC 4-2005, 2005

PREC 5-2005     Eligibility for a “Temporary” Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability – 38 C.F.R. § 4.16(b)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-2005, VAOPGCPREC 5-2005, 2005


Opinions Year 2004

PRECEDENT OPINIONSPREC 1-2004    Effect of Pelegrini v. Principi concerning Content of Notice provided to Claimants under 38 U.S.C. § 5103(a) and 38 C.F.R. § 3.159(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2004, VAOPGCPREC 1-2004, 2004

PREC 2-2004    Applicability of 38 U.S.C. § 5103(a) to a Claim for Separate Ratings for Service-Connected Tinnitus in Each Ear      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-2004, VAOPGCPREC 2-2004, 2004

PREC 3-2004     Eligibility for Automobile Assistance in Relation to Compensation for Disability “As If” Service Connected–38 U.S.C. §§ 1151(a) and 3901(1)(A); 38 C.F.R. § 3.808      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-2004, VAOPGCPREC 3-2004, 2004

PREC 4-2004    Reconciliation of Moody v. Principi, 360 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2004), and Case Law on Cue Claims    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-2004, VAOPGCPREC 4-2004, 2004

PREC 5-2004     Applicability of 38 U.S.C. §§ 5103(a) and 5103A to Claims that Cannot Be Substantiated   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-2004, VAOPGCPREC 5-2004, 2004

PREC 6-2004    Character of Discharge of National Guard Member   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-2004, VAOPGCPREC 6-2004, 2004

PREC 7-2004    Pelegrini v. Principi, No. 01-944, 2004 WL 1403714 (Vet. App. June 24, 2004)   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-2004, VAOPGCPREC 7-2004, 2004

PREC 8-2004      Application of 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.105(a), 3.400(k), 21.3040(d) and 21.3041(d) to Claims for Education Assistance Benefits under Chapter 35, Title 38, United States Code        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-2004, VAOPGCPREC 8-2004, 2004

Prec 9– 2004    Rating Limitation of Flexion and Extension of the Leg      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-2004, VAOPGCPREC 9-2004, 2004

Prec 10- 2004     Effect of Return to Active Duty upon Claims for VA Benefits   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-2004, VAOPGCPREC 10-2004, 2004

Opinions Year 2003

PRECEDENT OPINIONSPREC 012003    Impact of Disabled American Veterans v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Case Nos. 02-7304, -7305, -7316 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2003)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-2003, VAOPGCPREC 1-2003, 2003

PREC 2-2003   Application of 38 C.F.R. § 4.87, Diagnostic Code 6260, Tinnitus Recurrent     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-2003, VAOPGCPREC 2-2003, 2003

PREC 3-2003    Requirements for Rebutting the Presumption of Sound Condition under 38 U.S.C. § 1111 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.304     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-2003, VAOPGCPREC 2-2003, 2003

PREC 4-2003   Suspension or Termination of Debt Collection      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-2003, VAOPGCPREC 4-2003, 2003

PREC 5-2003    Informal Clain for Increase Based on Hospital Admission – 38 C.F.R. § 3.157(b)(1)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-2003, VAOPGCPREC 5-2003, 2003

PREC 6-2003 Service Connection for Cause of Disability or Death Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-2003, VAOPGCPREC 6-2003, 2003

PREC 7-2003   Application of Veterans Claims Assistance Act to Claims Pending on Date of Enactment Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-2003, VAOPGCPREC 7-2003, 2003

PREC 8-2003   Notice of Information and Evidence Necessary to Substantiate Claim — Issues Raised in Notice of Disagreement — 38 U.S.C. §§ 5103(a), 7105(d)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-2003, VAOPGCPREC 8-2003, 2003

PREC 9-2003    Scope of Protection provided by 38 U.S.C. § 2305 in Claims for Burial Benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-2003, VAOPGCPREC 9-2003,2003

Opinions Year 2002

PRECEDENT OPINIONSPREC 1-2002    Dual Eligibility for Chapter 35 Benefits   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-2002, VAOPGCPREC 1-2002, 2002

PREC 2-2002    Nonassignability of Benefits—38 U.S.C. § 5301(a)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-2002, VAOPGCPREC 2-2002, 2002

PREC 3-2002    Disposition of Request for Waiver of Indebtedness in the Event of Death of the Veteran    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-2002, VAOPGCPREC 3-2002, 2002

PREC 4-2002   Meaning of “Injury” for Purposes of Active Service – 38 U.S.C. § 101(24)   Citationn: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-2002, VAOPGCPREC 4-2002, 2002

PREC 5-2002   Judicial Review of Regulations found in Part 4 of Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-2002, VAOPGCPREC 5-2002, 2002

PREC 6-2002 Protection of Service Connection – 38 U.S.C. § 1159, 38 C.F.R. § 3.957 Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-2002, VAOPGCPREC 6-2002, 2002

PREC 7-2002   Termination of Benefits of Fugitive Felons Under Section 505 of Public Law 107-103     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-2002, VAOPGCPREC 7-2002, 2002

 

Opinions Year 2001

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-01    Consideration of Retroactive Compensation Award in Determining Estate of Veteran for Purposes of $1,500     Citation: Vet.Aff. Op. Gen.Couns.Prec. 1-01, VAOPGCPREC 1-01, 2001 

PREC 2-01    Qualification for MGIB benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 3011(1)(a)(B) and 38 C.F.R. 21.7020(b)(5) when the individual had a break in active duty service     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op.Gen.Couns. Prec. 2-01,  VAOPGCPREC 2-01, 2001     

PREC 3-01   Claims Assistance Act of 2000 — Pub. L. 106-475    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-01,  VAOPGCPREC 3-01, 2001

PREC 4-01    Rating Disability Compensated Under 38 U.S.C. § 1151 As If Service Connected–38 C.F.R. §§ 3.322(a) and 4.22      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-01,  VAOPGCPREC 4-01, 2001

PREC 5-01   Application of 38 U.S.C. § 1151 to Claims Based on VA Failure to Diagnose Pre-Existing Condition        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-01,  VAOPGCPREC 5-01, 2001

PREC 6-01   Availability of an Independent Living Housing Modification when Specially Adapted Housing (38 U.S.C. § 2101) and Home Improvement & Structural Alterations (38 U.S.C. 1717) have already been Provided         Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-01,  VAOPGCPREC 6-01, 2001 

PREC 7-01    Effective Date of Reduction of VA Compensation When Veteran Is Receiving Military Retired or Retirement Pay      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-01,  VAOPGCPREC 7-01, 2001

 PREC 8-01    Meaning of “Injury” for Purposes of Active Service – 38 U.S.C. § 101(24)      Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 8-01,  VAOPGCPREC 8-01, 2001      

PREC 9-01   Correct Delimiting Date      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-01,  VAOPGCPREC 9-01, 2001     

PREC 10-01   Limitation on payment of compensation and pension benefits while a beneficiary is incarcerated pursuant to 38 U.S.C. §§ 5313 &1505     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-01,  VAOPGCPREC 10-01, 2001

 PREC 11-01    Eligibility for a Headstone or Marker in Capital Crimes Cases     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-01,  VAOPGCPREC 11-01, 2001

PREC 12-01    Roberson v. Principi, No. 00-7009, 2001 U.S. App. LEXIS 11008 (Fed. Cir. May 29, 2001)     Citation: Vet.Aff.Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-01,  VAOPGCPREC 12-01,  2001    THIS OPINION WAS SUPERSEDED BY PREC 4-2004 (5/28/2004).                                                                                         

PREC 13-01    Withholding of Identity of Informers and Investigators involved in Field Examinations           Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-01,  VAOPGCPREC 13-01, 2001

PREC 14-01    Return to the Board of Cases Remanded for Evidentiary Development –38 C.F.R. §§ 19.9, 19.31, 19.38       Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 14-01, VAOPGCPREC 14-01, 2001  CAUTION:  However, see Disabled American Veterans v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 327 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2003), which invalidated VA regulations permitting the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to consider evidence that was not already considered by the agency of original jurisdiction, without obtaining the appellant’s waiver of the right to initial consideration by the agency of original jurisdiction.

Opinions Year 2000

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-00    Countable Income for Death Pension Purposes–Deduction of Expenses Paid for Veteran’s Last Illness Subsequent to Veteran’s Death, but Prior to Date of Entitlement    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-00, VAOPGCPREC 1-00, 2000

PREC 2-00    Special Monthly Compensation for Loss of Creative Organ–Mastectomy–38 U.S.C. § 1114(k); 38 C.F.R. § 3.350(a)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-00,  VAOPGCPREC 2-00, 2000

PREC 3-00    Retroactive Applicability of Revised Rating Schedule Criteria to Increased Rating Claims    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-00,  VAOPGCPREC 3-00, 2000

PREC 4-00   Nature of Manual Provisions Concerning Claims Involving Asbestos-Related Diseases; Need for Medical-Nexus Evidence in Asbestos-Related Claims     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-00,  VAOPGCPREC 4-00, 2000

PREC 5-00    Constitutionality of Retroactive Application of Proposed Legislation To Limit Time to Claim Insurance Proceeds     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-00,  VAOPGCPREC 5-00, 2000

PREC 6-00    Nature of Manual Provisions Concerning Claims Involving Rheumatic Heart Disease      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-00,  VAOPGCPREC 6-00, 2000

PREC 7-00    Qualification of Foreign Medical Studies as “Course of Study”      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec 7-00,  VAOPGCPREC 7-00, 2000

PREC 8-00    Status of Surviving Spouse to Receive Death Benefits      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-00,  VAOPGCPREC 8-00, 2000

PREC 9-00    Effect of Statements in Hix and Pardue v. Gober Concerning Evidence to be Considered in Determinations of “Hypothetical” Entitlement for Purposes of 38 U.S.C. § 1311(a)(2)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-00,  VAOPGCPREC 9-00, 2000

PREC 10-00    Jurisdiction of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Consideration of Per Diem Payments to a State Home    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-00,  VAOPGCPREC 10-00, 2000

PREC 11-00    Effective Date of Public Law No. 106-475 — Duty to Assist    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-00,  VAOPGCPREC 11-00, 2000

Opinions Year 1999

PRECEDENT OPINIONSPREC 1-99    Interpretation of 38 U.S.C. § 1151 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.358; Psychiatric Disability Resulting from Assault During Examination or Treatment   Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-99,  VAOPGCPREC 1-99, 1999

PREC 2-99    Authority to Provide FTS Service to Veterans Service Organizations  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-99,  VAOPGCPREC 2-99, 1999

PREC 3-99    Effective Date of Award and Date of Commencement of Payment of Monetary Allowance for Spina Bifida Under 38 U.S.C. § 1805   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-99,  VAOPGCPREC 3-99, 1999

PREC 4-99    Requirement for a Well-Grounded Claim Under 38 U.S.C. § 1117 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.317–Undiagnosed Illness-Persian Gulf War     WITHDRAWN   Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-99,  VAOPGCPREC 4-99, 1999

PREC 5-99    Scope of the Term Spina Bifida for Purposes of Benefits Under Section 421 of Pub. L. No. 104-204   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-99,  VAOPGCPREC 5-99, 1999

PREC 6-99    Consideration of Claim of Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability Where Schedular Total-Disability Rating in Effect WITHDRAWN  Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-99,  VAOPGCPREC 6-99, 1999

PREC 7-99    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation–Disabilities Resulting from Alcohol or Drug Abuse–Pub. L. No. 101-508, § 8052   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-99,  VAOPGCPREC 7-99, 1999

PREC 8-99    Applicability of Incontestable Provision in NSLI Policies–38 U.S.C. § 1910     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-99,  VAOPGCPREC 8-99, 1999

PREC 9-99    Authority of Board of Veterans’ Appeals to Adjudicate Question of Timeliness of Substantive Appeal When Issue Not Previously Adjudicated by Agency of Original Jurisdiction   Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-99,  VAOPGCPREC 9-99, 1999

PREC 10-99    Mitigating Circumstances-Six Semester Hour Exemption    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-99,  VAOPGCPREC 10-99, 1999

PREC 11-99    Effect of Former Manual Provisions Concerning Authority to Pay Compensation for Retinitis Pigmentosa   Citation:  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-99,  VAOPGCPREC 11-99, 1999

PREC 12-99    Determinations as to Whether a Veteran “Engaged in Combat With the Enemy” for Purposes of 38 U.S.C. § 1154(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-99,  VAOPGCPREC 12-99, 1999

PREC 13-99    Date of Claim in a Montgomery GI Bill Case   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-99,  VAOPGCPREC 13-99, 1999

PREC 14-99    Vesting of Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 14-99,  VAOPGCPREC 14-99, 1999

Prec 15-99    Validity of Regulatory Provisions Precluding Service Connection of Polycythemia Vera Based on Exposure to Ionizing Radiation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 15-99,  VAOPGCPREC 15-99, 1999

PREC 16-99    Effect of Entry Level Separation Based upon Fraudulent Enlistment on Status as a Veteran     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 16-99,  VAOPGCPREC 16-99, 1999

Opinions Year 1998

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 01-98    Effective Date of Pub. L. No. 105-111–Revision of Decisions Based on Clear and Unmistakable Error    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-98, VAOPGCPREC 1-98, 1998

PREC 02-98    Benefits Based on Service-Connected Disability or Death–Disabilities Resulting from Alcohol or Drug Abuse–Pub. L. No. 101-508, § 8052    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-98, VAOPGCPREC 2-98, 1998

PREC 03-98    Definition of Institution in 38 USC §§ 101(4)(A)(iii) & 104(a)   WITHDRAWN (3/25/2005)  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-98, VAOPGCPREC 3-98, 1998

PREC 04-98    Applicability of 38 U.S.C. § 2305 in Claims for Burial Benefits Based upon Service in the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines During World War II     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-98, VAOPGCPREC 4-98, 1998

PREC 05-98    Distribution of Estate Assets    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-98, VAOPGCPREC 5-98, 1998

PREC 06-98    Consideration of Waiver and Challenge to Validity of Debt    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-98, VAOPGCPREC 6-98, 1998

PREC 07-98    REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors) Effective Dates Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-98, VAOPGCPREC 7-98, 1998  

PREC 08-98    Compensation for Undiagnosed Illness Under 38 U.S.C. § 1117 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.317      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-98, VAOPGCPREC 8-98, 1998

PREC 09-98    Multiple Ratings for Musculoskeletal Disability and Applicability of 38 C.F.R. §§ 4.40, 4.45, and 4.59      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-98, VAOPGCPREC 9-98, 1998

PREC 10-98    Surviving Spouse’s Benefit for Month of Veteran’s Death–38 U.S.C. § 5310(b); 38 C.F.R. § 3.20(c)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-98, VAOPGCPREC 10-98, 1998

PREC 11-98    Priorities for Care Under VA’s New Patient Enrollment System      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-98, VAOPGCPREC 11-98, 1998

PREC 12-98    Effective Date of Increased Rating Claim — 38 C.F.R. § 3.400(o)(2) and (q)(1)(i)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-98, VAOPGCPREC 12-98, 1998

PREC 13-98    Surviving Spouse’s Eligibility for Benefits–38 U.S.C. § 1311 (e) –Pub. L. No. 105-178, § 8207     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-98, VAOPGCPREC 13-98, 1998

PREC 14-98    Issues Raised by Joint Remand Motion: Presumption of Aggravation for Chronic Diseases; Removal of Documents from Claims File; Validity of 38 C.F.R. § 20.903     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-98, VAOPGCPREC 1-98, 1998

Opinions Year 1997

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-97    Countability of Distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts as Income for Purposes of Pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-97, VAOPGCPREC 1-97, 1997

PREC 2-97    Secondary Service Connection of a Disability Resulting from a Veteran’s Alcohol or Drug Abuse – 38 C.F.R. § 3.310(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-97, VAOPGCPREC 2-97, 1997

PREC 3-97   Offset of Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1318      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-97, VAOPGCPREC 3-97, 1997

PREC 4-97    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Jurisdiction in Matters pertaining to Garnishment of Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-97, VAOPGCPREC 4-97, 1997

PREC 5-97    Dental Care Eligibility – Neilson v. Brown, 7 Vet. App. 22 (1994)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-97, VAOPGCPREC 5-97, 1997

PREC 6-97    Official Information regarding Incarceration pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 5313     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-97, VAOPGCPREC 6-97, 1997

PREC 7-97    Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1151 for Disability Incurred as the “Result of Hospitalization”     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-97, VAOPGCPREC 8-97, 1997

PREC 8-97    Applicability of 38 C.F.R. § 3.310 to Disability Proximately to or the result of Disability covered by 38 U.S.C. § 1151     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-97, VAOPGCPREC 8-97, 1997

PREC 9-97    Perfecting an Appeal after issuance of a Supplemental Statement of the Case – 39 U.S.C. § 7105(d); 38 C.F.R. § 20.301(c)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-97, VAOPGCPREC 9-97, 1997

PREC 10-97    Treatment of Alaska Native Corporation Distributions for Improved-Pension Purposes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-97, VAOPGCPREC 10-97, 1997

PREC 11-97    Application of Amended Rating Schedule Provisions in Pending Claims involving Ratings for Mental Disorders    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-97, VAOPGCPREC 11-97, 1997

PREC 12-97    Payments of Attorney Fees from Past-due Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 5904(d)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-97, VAOPGCPREC 12-97, 1997

PREC 13-97    Reduction of a Total Disability Rating based on Individual Unemployability due to removal from the “Work Possible Environment”     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-97, VAOPGCPREC 13-97, 1997

PREC 14-97    Application of 38 U.S.C. § 1151 to Vocational Rehabilitation Program Participants       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-97, VAOPGCPREC 14-97, 1997

PREC 15-97    Treatment of Income received from Bonds of Tribal Enterprise     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 15-97, VAOPGCPREC 15-97, 1997

PREC 16-97    Application of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-275, §§ 502 & 507 – Clothing Allowance; Accrued Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 16-97, VAOPGCPREC 16-97, 1997

PREC 17-97    Payment of Vocational Training expenses directly to a Veteran     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 17-97, VAOPGCPREC 17-97, 1997

REC 18-97    Presumptive Service Connection for Diseases associated with Herbicide Exposure – Metastasized Cancer     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 18-97, VAOPGCPREC 18-97, 1997

PREC 19-97    Secondary Service Connection based on Nicotine Dependence     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 19-97, VAOPGCPREC 19-97, 1997

PREC 20-97    Definition of Insanity in 38 C.F.R. § 3.354(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 20-97, VAOPGCPREC 20-97, 1997

PREC 21-97    Pension Income: Characterization of Per Capita Distributions of Revenues from Gaming on Tribal Trust Land     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 21-97, VAOPGCPREC 21-97, 1997

PREC 22-97    Mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Deposit)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 22-97, VAOPGCPREC 22-97, 1997

PREC 23-97    Multiple Ratings for Knee Disability     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 23-97, VAOPGCPREC 23-97, 1997

PREC 24-97    Special Housing Adaptation for Veteran receiving Compensation under Section 1151     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 24-97, VAOPGCPREC 24-97, 1997

PREC 25-97    Treatment of Military Retired Pay paid directly to an Ex-Spouse in determining entitlement to Need-based Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 25-97, VAOPGCPREC 25-97, 1997

PREC 26-97    Retroactive Benefits in Claims for Service Connection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 26-97, VAOPGCPREC 26-97, 1997

PREC 27-97    Service in the Republic of Vietnam for purposes of Definition of Vietnam Era – 38 U.S.C. § 101(29)(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 27-97, VAOPGCPREC 27-97, 1997

PREC 28-97    Eligibility for Supplemental SDVI     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 28-97, VAOPGCPREC 28-97, 1997

PREC 29-97    Application of 38 C.F.R. § 3.105(e) – Reduction in Service-Connected Disability Rating     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 29-97, VAOPGCPREC 29-97, 1997

PREC 30-97    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation for Disarticulation of the Hips following preexisting Paraplegia     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 30-97, VAOPGCPREC 30-97, 1997

PREC 31-97    Reconsideration of Regional Office Decision reducing Rating     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 31-97, VAOPGCPREC 31-97, 1997

PREC 32-97    Authority for Evaluating Unilateral Hearing Impairment     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 32-97, VAOPGCPREC 32-97, 1997

PREC 33-97    Treatment of Assets placed in a Special Needs Trust in determining Eligibility for Improved Pension     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 33-97, VAOPGCPREC 33-97, 1997

PREC 34-97    Application of 38 U.S.C. § 3104(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 34-97, VAOPGCPREC 34-97, 1997

PREC 35-97   Effective Date of Award of Dependency and  Indemnity Compensation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 35-97, VAOPGCPREC 35-97, 1997

PREC 36-97   Applicability of 38 C.F.R. §§ 4.40, 4.45 and 3.321(b)(1) in Rating Disability under Diagnostic Code 5293 (intervertebral Disc Syndrome)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 36-97, VAOPGCPREC 36-97, 1997

PREC 37-1997    Opinion requested concerning Attorney Fees    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 37-97, VAOPGCPREC 37-97, 1997

PREC 38-97    Failure to apply Evidentiary Presumption as a basis to Reopen Claim     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 38–97, VAOPGCPREC 38-97, 1997

PREC 39-97   Countability as Income of Reparations paid to Victims of Nazi Persecution     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 39-97, VAOPGCPREC 39-97, 1997

PREC 40-97    Effective Date of Amendments to 38 U.S.C. § 1151 made by Pub. L. No. 104-204    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 40-97, VAOPGCPREC 40-97, 1997

Opinions Year 1996

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-96    Effective Date where Award to a Surviving Spouse results in Termination of an Award based on a deemed Valid Marriage     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-96, VAOPGCPREC 1-96, 1996

PREC 2-96    Entitlement to Compensation of Veteran who violates Parole     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-96, VAOPGCPREC 2-96, 1996

PREC 3-96    Application of Health Insurance Payments to Veterans’ Copayment Obligations     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-96, VAOPGCPREC 3-96, 1996

PREC 4-96    Preservation of Disability Ratings under 38 U.S.C. § 110     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-96, VAOPGCPREC 4-96, 1996

PREC 5-96    Various Applications of VAOPGCPREC 22-95 — Payment of Attorney Fees by the Department of Veterans Affairs from Past-due Benefits in Cases Remanded by the Court of Veterans’ Appeals      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-96, VAOPGCPREC 5-96, 1996

.PREC 6-96   Issues related to Floyd v. Brown, 9 Vet. App. 88 (1996)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-96, VAOPGCPREC 6-96, 1996

PREC 7-96    Separate and Distinct Transactions requiring Notification of Waiver Rights    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 7-96, VAOPGCPREC 7-96, 1996

PREC 8-96    Disposition of Unnegotiated Checks upon the death of the Guardian of A Beneficiary    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-96, VAOPGCPREC 8-96, 1996

PREC 9-96    Concurrent Payment of VA Disability Compensation and Reservists’ Special Separation Pay (RSSP) and Reservists’ Involuntary Separation Pay (RISP) under Pub. L. No. 102-464     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-96, VAOPGCPREC 9-96, 1996

PREC 10-96    Statutory Bars to Benefits: Effect of Substituted Discharge under 10 U.S.C. § 874(b)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-96, VAOPGCPREC 10-96, 1996

PREC 11-96    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation — Disabilities resulting from Alcohol or Drug Abuse – Pub. L. No. 101-508 § 8052     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-96, VAOPGCPREC 11-96, 1996

PREC 12-96    Recoupment of Armed Forces Severance Pay from Veterans’ Disability Compensation    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-96, VAOPGCPREC 12-96, 1996

PREC 13-96    Severance of Entitlement to Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1151     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-96, VAOPGCPREC 13-96, 1996

PREC 14-96    Payment of Attorney Fees from proceeds of a National Service Life Insurance Policy     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-96, VAOPGCPREC 14-96, 1996

Opinions Year 1995

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-95    Surviving Spouse’s Improved Pensions amount where Veterans’ Surviving Child receives Protected Apportionment of § 306 Pensions     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-95, VAOPGCPREC 1-95, 1995

PREC 2-95    Applicability of the $1,500 Rule” where an Incompetent Veteran is Hospitalized in a Private, Foreign Hospital at VA Expense     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-95, VAOPGCPREC 2-95, 1995

PREC 3-95    Payment of Death Benefits to Remarried Spouse – Effect of Annulment     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-95, VAOPGCPREC 3-95, 1995

PREC 4-95    Entitlement to Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-95, VAOPGCPREC 4-95, 1995

PREC 5-95    Protection of Disability Rating where Benefits are discontinued due to Return to Active Duty     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-95, VAOPGCPREC 5-95, 1995

 PREC 6-95    Classification of Service — Attendance at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School or Naval Academy Preparatory School     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-95, VAOPGCPREC 6-95, 1995

PREC 7-95    Fees for obtaining Records – Duty to Assist Claimants    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 7-95, VAOPGCPREC 7-95, 1995

PREC 8-95    Proper Interpretation of 38 C.F.R. §§ 21.4234(b), 21.5232, 21.7114, and 21.7614     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-95, VAOPGCPREC 8-95, 1995

PREC 9-95    Impact of Inherited Life Estate on Income and Net Worth for improved Pension Purposes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-95, VAOPGCPREC 9-95, 1995

PREC 10-95    Use of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in Claims based on Mental Disorders     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-95, VAOPGCPREC 10-95, 1995

PREC 11-95    Duty to Assist — Contemporaneous Examination Requirement    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-95, VAOPGCPREC 11-95, 1995

PREC 12-95    Clear and Unmistakable Error — Constructive Notice of VA Medical Records    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-95, VAOPGCPREC 12-95, 1995

PREC 13-95    Specially Adapted Housing Death Case     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-95, VAOPGCPREC 13-95, 1995

PREC 14-95    Reviewability of Unappealed Regional Office Decisions for Clear and Unmistakable Error – Effect of Subsequent Board of Veterans’ Appeals Action     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-95, VAOPGCPREC 14-95, 1995

PREC 15-95    Applicability of the final Stipulation and Order Entered in the Nehmer litigation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 15-95, VAOPGCPREC 15-95, 1995

PREC 16-95    School Supplement for VA Work-Study Students     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 16-95, VAOPGCPREC 16-95, 1995

PREC 17-95    Application of 38 U.S.C. § 7722     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 17-95, VAOPGCPREC 17-95, 1995

PREC 18-95    Termination Date in computing Past-Due Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 18-95, VAOPGCPREC 18-95, 1995

PREC 19-95    Time Limitations on Claims resulting from Nonnegotiation of Benefit Checks by the Payee     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 19-95, VAOPGCPREC 19-95, 1995

PREC 20-95    Medical Records Review prior to Rating Examinations     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 20-95, VAOPGCPREC 20-95, 1995

PREC 21-95    Multiple Overpayments – Notification of Waiver Rights      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 21-95, VAOPGCPREC 21-95, 1995

PREC 22-95    Effect of Secondary Entitlements and Changes in Representational Status on the department of Veterans Affairs’ Obligation to pay Attorney fees from Past-Due Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 22-95, VAOPGCPREC 22-95, 1995

PREC 23-95    Application of Estate Limitation to Incompetent Veteran receiving Rehabilitation Services      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 23-95, VAOPGCPREC 23-95, 1995

PREC 24-95    Adjustment of Benefits under 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.557 and 3.853 for Certain Incompetent, Institutionalized Veterans     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 24-95, VAOPGCPREC 24-95, 1995

PREC 25-95    “Obvious Error” and Reconsideration of Board of Veterans’ Appeals decisions based upon a Subsequently Invalidated Regulation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 25-95, VAOPGCPREC 25-95, 1995

PREC 26-95    VA Housing Loans and Specially Adapted Housing Grants for Property held in Revocable Family Living Trusts     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 26-95, VAOPGCPREC 26-95, 1995

Opinions Year 1994

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-94    Improved-Pension Income — Application of $2,000 Exclusion of Tribal per capita Payments under 25 U.S.C. § 1407  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-94, VAOPGCPREC 1-94, 1994

PREC 2-94    Special Monthly Compensation under 38 U.S.C. § 1114(s)  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-94, VAOPGCPREC 2-94, 1994

PREC 3-94    Proposal to accumulate and distribute annually Monthly Payments to certain National Service Life Insurance beneficiaries  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-94, VAOPGCPREC 3-94, 1994

PREC 4-94    Claim for Benefits withheld from Individual in Foreign Country       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-94, VAOPGCPREC 4-94, 1994

PREC 5-94    Effective Date of Service Connection for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma under 38 C.F.R. § 3.313  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-94, VAOPGCPREC 5-94, 1994

PREC 6-94    Application of former Rating Schedule Provisions governing Loss of Part of Skull – Diagnostic Code 5296  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-94, VAOPGCPREC 6-94, 1994

PREC 7-94    Set-Off of Federal Tort Claims Act Damages — 38 U.S.C. § 1151      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 7-94, VAOPGCPREC 7-94, 1994

PREC 8-94    Vocational Assessments in Individual Unemployability Claims — Poler v. Derwinski, No. 91-1113 (Vet.App. June 26, 1992) remanded  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-94, VAOPGCPREC 8-94, 1994

PREC 9-94    Effect of Court of Veterans Appeals’ Invalidation of VA Regulations or Statutory Interpretations  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-94, VAOPGCPREC 9-94, 1994

PREC 10-94    Effective Dates of Awards based on Judicial Precedents  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-94, VAOPGCPREC 10-94, 1994

PREC 11-94    Authority to Deny Claimant’s Request for Equitable Relief  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-94, VAOPGCPREC 11-94, 1994

PREC 12-94    Accrued Benefits — Evidence in the File at Date of Death – Unreimbursed Medical Expenses WITHDRAWN  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-94, VAOPGCPREC 12-94, 1994

PREC 13-94  WITHDRAWN 3/13/2000   Period of Active Service – Effect of Correction of Board Action   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-94, VAOPGCPREC 13-94, 1994

PREC 14-94    Determination of Period of Active Service under 38 U.S.C. § 3.9 for Philippine Veterans detained or interned by the Enemy  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-94, VAOPGCPREC 14-94, 1994

PREC 15-94    VA’s Right to Subrogation on a Loan Guaranty Claim  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 15-94, VAOPGCPREC 15-94, 1994

PREC 16-94    Apportionment of Benefits  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 16-94, VAOPGCPREC 16-94, 1994

PREC 17-94    Conflicting Interests (38 U.S.C. § 3683, 38 C.F.R. § 21.4005)       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 17-94, VAOPGCPREC 17-94, 1994

PREC 18-94   Classification of Service — Attendance at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 18-94, VAOPGCPREC 18-94, 1994

PREC 19-94    Payment of Attorney Fees in cases where a repeat Claim is filed and the Requirements of 38 U.S.C. § 5108 are Inapplicable   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 19-94, VAOPGCPREC 19-94, 1994

PREC 20-94    Authority of Board of Veterans’ Appeals to proceed on remanded Orders from Court of Veterans Appeals in cases Appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 20-94, VAOPGCPREC 20-94, 1994

PREC 21-94    Aid & Attendance Allowance for Improved Pension Purposes       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 21-94, VAOPGCPREC 21-94, 1994

PREC 22-94    Effect of Judicial Invalidation of Regulations governing Effective Dates of Awards of REPS Benefits   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 22-94, VAOPGCPREC 22-94, 1994

PREC 23-94   Gardner Ruling  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 23-94, VAOPGCPREC 23-94, 1994

Opinions Year 1993

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-93    Treatment of Proceeds of Cashed-in Life Insurance Policy for Improved Pension     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-93, VAOPGCPREC 1-93, 1993

PREC 2-93    Entitlement to Benefits based upon Tobacco use while in Service       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-93, VAOPGCPREC 2-93, 1993

PREC 3-93    Applicability of 38 C.F.R. § 3.552(b)(1), Governing Adjustment of Aid and Attendance when a third Party reimburses the Government for the Cost of VA Hospitalization     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-93, VAOPGCPREC 3-93, 1993

PREC 4-93    Treatment of Alaskan Native Corporation Dividend Distributions     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-93, VAOPGCPREC 4-93, 1993

PREC 5-93    Just-Debts Exclusion for Improved Pension Income Purposes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-93, VAOPGCPREC 5-93, 1993

PREC 6-93    Accrued Benefits — Evidence in the File at Date of Death   WITHDRAWN IN PARCitation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-93, VAOPGCPREC 6-93, 1993

PREC 7-93    Service in Vietnam under 38 C.F.R. § 3.313       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 7-93, VAOPGCPREC 7-93, 1993

PREC 8-93    Protection of Service Connection under 38 U.S.C. § 1159 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.957     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-93, VAOPGCPREC 8-93, 1993

PREC 9-93    Construction of the Schedule for Rating Disability — “Definite” Impairment     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-93, VAOPGCPREC 9-93, 1993

PREC 10-93    Presumption of Permanent and Total Disability — 38 C.F.R. § 3.326(b)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-93, VAOPGCPREC 10-93, 1993

PREC 11-93    Discharge as Conscientious Objector; Meaning of Active Continuous Service     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-93, VAOPGCPREC 11-93, 1993

PREC 12-93    Payment of attorney fees from past-due benefits when Veteran’s Indebtedness to the United States exceeds total amount of past-due Benefits      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-93, VAOPGCPREC 12-93, 1993

Opinions Year 1992

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-92    Claim for Death Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-92, VAOPGCPREC 1-92, 1992

PREC 2-92    Interpretation of 38 U.S.C. § 7102 [was § 4002]      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-92, VAOPGCPREC 2-92, 1992

PREC 3-92    OPINION WITHDRAWN

PREC 4-92    Child’s right to receive Improved Death Pension when Surviving Spouse receives Dependency Compensation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-92, VAOPGCPREC 4-92, 1992

PREC 5-92    De Novo Review of Sufficiency Evidence to reopen Claim      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-92, VAOPGCPREC 5-92, 1992

PREC 6-92    Can VA Regional Officer Rating Decision reducing a Total Disability Rating be upheld in the absence of a Specific Reference in the Decision to 38 C.F.R. 3.343(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-92, VAOPGCPREC 6-92, 1992

PREC 7-92    Applicability of VA Manual M21-1, Part 1, Para. 50.45      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-92, VAOPGCPREC 7-92, 1992

PREC 8-92    Entitlement to REPS Benefits      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-92, VAOPGCPREC 8-92, 1992

PREC 9-92    Effect of Sabol v. Derwinski, US Vet.App. No. 90-11 (March 3, 1992)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-92, VAOPGCPREC 9-92, 1992

PREC 10-92    Entitlement to Chapter 30 Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-92, VAOPGCPREC 10-92, 1992

PREC 11-92    Scope of Authority vested in Party holding Power of Attorney      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-92, VAOPGCPREC 11-92, 1992

PREC 12-92    Entitlement to Chapter 35 Benefits      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-92, VAOPGCPREC 12-92, 1992

PREC 13-92    Protection of Service Connection & Redesignation of Diagnostic to accurately reflect a Veteran’s Current Diagnosis     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-92, VAOPGCPREC 13-92, 1992

PREC 14-92    Concurrent Payment of VA Disability Compensation & Voluntary Separation Incentive or Special Separation Benefits      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 14-92, VAOPGCPREC 14-92, 1992

PREC 15-92    Effect on Pension Eligibility of Property held as a Life Estate     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 15-92, VAOPGCPREC 15-92, 1992

PREC 16-92    Authority of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to address matters not considered by the Agency of Original Jurisdiction     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 16-92, VAOPGCPREC 16-92, 1992

PREC 17-92    Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 17-92, VAOPGCPREC 17-92, 1992

PREC 18-92    Attorney Fee Agreements in cases remanded by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 18-92, VAOPGCPREC 18-92, 1992

PREC 19-92    Protection of Disability Ratings under Pub. L. No. 102-86 § 103, State. 414-415 (1991)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 19-92, VAOPGCPREC 19-92, 1992

PREC 20-92    Clothing Allowance for Incarcerated Veterans      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 20-92, VAOPGCPREC 20-92, 1992

PREC 21-92    Payment of Burial Benefits on behalf of an Incompetent Veteran whose Compensation has been Suspended     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 21-92, VAOPGCPREC 21-92, 1992

PREC 22-92    Payment pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 5121-5122 of amounts Represent Ted by Uncashed VA Benefit Checks      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 22-92, VAOPGCPREC 22-92, 1992

PREC 23-92    Eligibility of Institutionalized Veterans for OId & Attendance for a higher level of care under 38 U.S.C. § 1114      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 23-92, VAOPGCPREC 23-92, 1992

PREC 24-92    Pub. L. No. 10-547 — Financing Discount Points      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 24-92, VAOPGCPREC 24-92, 1992

PREC 25-92    Effective Date of SGLI Increase provided by Pub. L. No. 102-25      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 25-92, VAOPGCPREC 2-592, 1992

PREC 26-92    Precedential Nature of the decisions of the Court of Veterans’ Appeals     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 26-92, VAOPGCPREC 26-92, 1992

PREC 27-92    Payment of Attorney Fees     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 27-92, VAOPGCPREC 27-92, 1992

PREC 28-92    Determination of Veteran’s Pay Grade     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 28-92, VAOPGCPREC 28-92, 1992

Opinions Year 1991

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-91    Cramdowns under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code                    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-91, VAOPGCPREC 1-91, 1991

PREC 2-91    Is VA liable to Pay Interest to Lenders on the Miscalculation of “Net Value?”       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-91, VAOPGCPREC 2-91,  1991

PREC 3-91   Secretary‘s authority to comply with certain Conditions Specified in Loan Sale Agreements for AHT VIII & to amend AHT VI & AHT VII Documents Citation :  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-91, VAOPGCPREC 3-91, 1991

PREC 4-91    Failure to submit to Medical Examination – Insistence on the Presence of an Attorney & Use of a Recording Device     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-91, VAOPGCPREC 4-91, 1991

PREC 5-91    Payment of Charges to State Soldiers’ Homes from Appropriated Funds when Payments have been discontinued under P.L. 86-146                  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-91, VAOPGCPREC 5-91, 1991

PREC 6-91    Gratuitous Benefits, Pub. L. 86-146       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-91, VAOPGCPREC 6-91, 1991

PREC 7-91    Eligibility for Invalid Lift      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-91, VAOPGCPREC 7-91, 1991

PREC 8-91    Clarification of Certain Provisions of P.L. 86-639 & DM Circular 10-2009       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-91, VAOPGCPREC 8-91, 1991

PREC 9-91    Gratuitous Benefits, P.L. 86-146      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-91, VAOPGCPREC 9-91, 1991

PREC 10-91    Application of 38 USC 102(a) to Claims for PFOP      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-91, VAOPGCPREC 10-91, 1991

PREC 11-91    Change of Use of State Nursing Home Care Units Constructed with Grant Funds      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-91, VAOPGCPREC 11-91, 1991

PREC 12-91    Entitlement of a Reservist to Payment of Unauthorized Medical Expenses       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-91, VAOPGCPREC 12-91, 1991

PREC 13-91    Entitlement of Veterans to Drugs & Medicines under 38 USC 612(h)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-91, VAOPGCPREC 13-91, 1991

PREC 14-91    Transportation of Volunteers       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 14-91, VAOPGCPREC 14-91, 1991

PREC 15-91    Legal Authority to Contract for Guard Services      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 15-91, VAOPGCPREC 15-91, 1991

PREC 16-91    Parental Consent for Surgery on a Minor Veteran      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 16-91, VAOPGCPREC 16-91, 1991

PREC 17-91    Home Dialysis       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 17-91, VAOPGCPREC 17-91, 1991

PREC 18-91    Authority of VA to inspect Packages     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 18-91, VAOPGCPREC18-91, 1991

PREC 19-91    Removal of Automobiles from VA Grounds       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 19-91, VAOPGCPREC 19-91, 1991

PREC 20-91    Statute of Limitations for Claims against the General Post Fund Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 20-91, VAOPGCPREC 20-91, 1991

PREC 21-91    Dental Service under 38 USC § 612(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 21-91, VAOPGCPREC 21-91, 1991

PREC 22-91    Autopsy on Veteran who dies outside VA Facility while in Post-Hospital Care Status       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 22-91, VAOPGCPREC 22-91, 1991

PREC 23-91    Community Contract Nursing Home Program Additional Payments    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 23-91, VAOPGCPREC 23-91, 1991

PREC 24-91    Use of Cooperative Living/Therapeutic Community Facilities       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 24-91, VAOPGCPREC 24-91, 1991

PREC 25-91    Donation of Kidneys for Transplant      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 25-91, VAOPGCPREC 25-91, 1991

PREC 26-91    Advisory Committee on Cemeteries & Memorials – Interpret 38 USC 1001 [now 2301] – Cong Rpt 030-91       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 26-91, VAOPGCPREC 26-91, 1991

PREC 27-91    Application of 38 USC 210 ( c)(3)(A)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 27-91, VAOPGCPREC 27-91, 1991

PREC 28-91    Provision of Drugs & Medicines to Residents of State Veterans Homes           Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 28-91, VAOPGCPREC 28-91, 1991

PREC 29-91    Change of Use of State Nursing Home Care Units Constructed with Grant Funds     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 29-91, VAOPGCPREC 29-91, 1991

PREC 30-91    Applicability of Limitations of 38 USC § 601 [now § 1701](4)( c)(iii) to Puerto Rico      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 30-91, VAOPGCPREC 30-91, 1991

PREC 31-91    Interpretation of 38 USC 618    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 31-91, VAOPGCPREC 31-91, 1991

PREC 32-91    Hospital Based Home Care Program for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation – Home Renovations 38 USC § 617 [now § 1717]       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 32-91, VAOPGCPREC 32-91, 1991

PREC 33-91    Juvenile Offenses occurring on VA Property     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 33-91, VAOPGCPREC 33-91, 1991

PREC 34-91    Provision of Additional Water and/or Electrical Service for Home Dialysis Patients       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 34-91, VAOPGCPREC 34-91, 1991

PREC 35-91    Continued Hospitalization of a Veteran      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 35-91, VAOPGCPREC 35-91, 1991

PREC 36-91    Application for an Automobile      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 36-91, VAOPGCPREC 36-91, 1991

PREC 37-91    Responsibility to Return Competent Patients to the Hospital   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 37-91, VAOPGCPREC 37-91, 1991

PREC 38-91 VI State Home Construction Overruled by PREC 55-91 Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 38-91, VAOPGCPREC 38-91, 1991

PREC 39-91    Banking Facilities in VA Hospital   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 39-91, VAOPGCPREC 39-91, 1991

PREC 40-91    Authority to Limit the provision of Outpatient Services under 38 USC 109      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 40-91, VAOPGCPREC 40-91, 1991

PREC 41-91    Furnishing Drugs & Medicines Prescribed by Private Physicians -38 USC § 612 [now § 1712] (h)        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 41-91, VAOPGCPREC 41-91, 1991

PREC 42-91    Establishment of Exercise Programs at VA Medical Centers for VA Employees     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 42-91, VAOPGCPREC 42-91, 1991

PREC 43-91    VA Prosthetic & Medical Equipment Loan Program – Consequences of Damage to Loaned Equipment – 38 USC § 1902 [now § 3902] to Veterans     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 43-91, VAOPGCPREC 43-91, 1991

PREC 44-91    Guardianship Policy – Advice given by VA Social Workers       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 44-91, VAOPGCPREC 44-91, 1991

PREC 45-91    Automobile Allowance under 38 USC 1902(a) for a Leased Automobile    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 45-91, VAOPGCPREC 45-91, 1991

PREC 46-91    Taking of Patients’ blood, urine & breath specimens for Drug & Alcohol Analysis for Admittance to & while in a VA Domiciliary      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 46-91, VAOPGCPREC 46-91, 1991

PREC 47-91    Applicability of State Laws to VA Facilities in Massachusetts administering Psychotropic Drugs     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 47-91, VAOPGCPREC 47-91, 1991

PREC 48-91    Legal Liability in providing References for Staff Appts .            Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 48-91, VAOPGCPREC 48-91, 1991

PREC 49-91    Patient Meal Preparation Program as a form of Rehabilitation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 49-91, VAOPGCPREC 49-91, 1991

PREC 50-91   Protection of Service-Connection for a non-existent Disability – 38 USC 359 [now 1159]      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 50-91, VAOPGCPREC 50-91, 1991

PREC 51-91    Reimbursement of costs incurred by a Veteran’s Wife in the Prepurchase of a Veteran’s Headstone under 38 USC 906 [now 2306](d)            Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 51-91, VAOPGCPREC 51-91, 1991

PREC 52-91    Setoff of Federal Tort Claims Act Damages under 38 USC 351 [now 1151]       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 52-91, VAOPGCPREC 52-91, 1991

PREC 53-91    Requirement of a Supplemental Statement of the case following remand by Court of Veterans Appeals         Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 53-91, VAOPGCPREC 53-91, 1991

PREC 54-91     Reporting Waived Loan Guaranty Debts to the IRS      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 54-91, VAOPGCPREC 54-91, 1991

PREC 55-91    Virgin Islands – State Home Construction Overruled by Prec 38-91 Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 55-91, VAOPGCPREC 55-91, 1991

PREC 56-91    Spouse‘s Period Eligibility for Dependent’s Educational Assistance Allowance- 38 USC 1712 (b)/(d)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 56-91, VAOPGCPREC 56-91, 1991

PREC 57-91   Eligibility for Burial Benefits based on Service in Amer Merchant Marine – Period for Submission of Claims      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 57-91, VAOPGCPREC 57-91, 1991

PREC 58-91    Meaning of “Legal Impediment” for Purposes of Deemed Valid Marriage under 38 USC 103(a) – Common Law Marriage       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 58-91, VAOPGCPREC 58-91, 1991

PREC 59-91    Reduction of Compensation during Incarceration 38 USC 3113 [now 5313] – Community Control     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 59-91, VAOPGCPREC 59-91, 1991

PREC 60-91    Public Law 101-625 – RESPA Amendments       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 60-91, VAOPGCPREC 60-91, 1991

PREC 61-91    Effect of a discharge under Dishonorable Conditions on Eligibility for Gratuitous Veterans’ Benefits based on a prior period of Honorable Service     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 61-91, VAOPGCPREC 61-91, 1991

PREC 62-91    Consideration of VA Compensation Benefits in computation of Tax credits       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 62-91, VAOPGCPREC 62-91, 1991

PREC 63-91    Immunity from Liability under 38 USC 4116 [now 7316] & 28 USC 2679 XXXXX      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 63-91, VAOPGCPREC 63-91, 1991

PREC 64-91    Estates of Incompetent Veterans – Implementation of 38 USC 5505 & 38 CFR 13.109       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 64-91, VAOPGCPREC 64-91, 1991

PREC 65-91    Electronic Claims & Facsimile Documents as Evidence      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 65-91, VAOPGCPREC 65-91, 1991

PREC 66-91    Evaluation of Separately Ratable Disabilities        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 66-91,  VAOPGCPREC 66-91, 1991

PREC 67-91 Recoupment of Disability Severance Pay from Disability Compensation Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 67-91, VAOPGCPREC 67-91, 1991

PREC 68-91    Clear & Unmistakable Error, Change in Diagnosis; Minimum Rating for Multiple Sclerosis      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 68-91, VAOPGCPREC 68-91, 1991

PREC 69-91    Retroactive Payment of Chapter 35 due to Establishment of Service Connection for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 69-91, VAOPGCPREC 69-91, 1991

PREC 70-91    Reconsiderations by the Board of Veterans Appeals      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 70-91, VAOPGCPREC 70-91, 1991

PREC 71-91    Scope of 38 CFR 3.105(e)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 71-91, VAOPGCPREC 71-91, 1991

PREC 72-91    Interpretation of 38 USC 3681(a)(1)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 72-91, VAOPGCPREC 72-91, 1991

PREC 73-91    Effect on Pension Eligibility of Transfer of Assets into a Trust    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 73-91, VAOPGCPREC 73-91, 1991

PREC 74-91    Insurance Coverage Information      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 74-91, VAOPGCPREC 74-91, 1991

PREC 75-91    Unemployability due to Service-Connected Disability          Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 75-91, VAOPGCPREC 75-91, 1991

Opinions Year 1990

PRECENDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-90    Presumptive Service Connection – Heriditofamilial Disease – 38 CFR § 3.309        Citation:  Vet. Aff.Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-90,  VAOPGCPREC 1-90, 1990

PREC 2-90    Administrative Error Decisions – 38 CFR § 3500(b)(2), 38 USC § 3012(b)(9) – (10)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. 2-90,  VAOPGCPREC 2-90, 1990

PREC 3-90    Reduction of Benefits Pursuant to 38 USC §§ 3.113 & 505 – Not Guilty, Insanity    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 3-90,  VAOPGCPREC 3-90, 1990

PREC 4-90    Offset of Medal of Honor Pension for Purposes of Collecting Debts due DVA       Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 4-90,  VAOPGCPREC 4-90, 1990

PREC  5-90 Waiver of Indebtedness    Originally issued 3/21/89 as PREC 8-89    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 5-90,  VAOPGCPREC 5-90, 1990

PREC 6-90    Transfer of Residential Properties acquired under the Loan Guaranty Program to VHS&RA      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 6-90,  VAOPGCPREC 6-90, 1990

PREC 7-90    Improved Pension Rate for Estranged Married Veterans – Application of 38 USC § 521 [now 1521](f)      Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 7-90,  VAOPGCPREC 7-90, 1990

PREC 8-90    VA Disposition of Residential Real Property owned by other Federal Agencies or Related Entities      Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 8-90,  VAOPGCPREC 8-90, 1990

PREC 9-90    Definition of Radiogenic Disease as used in 38 USC § 312( c)(2) & 38 CFR § 3.311(b)(2)   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 9-90,  VAOPGCPREC 9-90, 1990

PREC 10-90    Reserve Disability Pay under 38 USC § 204 (g), (h) & (i)      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 10-90,  VAOPGCPREC 10-90, 1990

PREC 11-90    Administrative Allowances by Board of Veterans Appeals Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 11-90,  VAOPGCPREC 11-90, 1990

PREC 12-90    Waiver of Loan Guaranty Indebtedness following a Deed in lieu of Foreclosure      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 12-90,  VAOPGCPREC 12-90, 1990      

PREC 13-90    Application of Recoveries from Health Insurance to Category C Debts – Means Tests        Citation:  Vet. Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 13-90,  VAOPGCPREC 13-90, 1990

PREC 14-90    Secretary’s Authority to Comply with certain conditions specified in AHT VI Loan Sale Agreement     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 14-90,  VAOPGCPREC 14-90, 1990

PREC 15-90 Benefit Determination involving Validity of Marriage of Transsexual Veterans    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 15-90,  VAOPGCPREC 15-90, 1990

PREC 16-90 Active Duty Service Eligibility for the Work-Study Allowance Program – 38 USC § 1685 [now § 3484 ]   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 16-90,  VAOPGCPREC 16-90, 1990

PREC 17-90    Time Period for Filing Claims for Reimbursement of Plat, Transportation & Headstone Expenses      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 17-90,  VAOPGCPREC 17-90, 1990

PREC 18-90    Line of Duty Determination – Unauthorized Absence    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 18-90,  VAOPGCPREC 18-90, 1990

PREC 19-90    Applicability of P.L. 101-237 § 111 to § 306 Pension Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 19-90,  VAOPGCPREC 19-90, 1990

PREC 20-90    Deemed Valid Marriage – 38 USC 103(a)    Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 20-90,  VAOPGCPREC 20-90, 1990

PREC 21-90    Effective Date for Adjustment of Improved Pension Benefits based on change of Income due to Social Security COLAsCitation:  et.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 21-90,  VAOPGCPREC 21-90, 1990

PREC 22-90    Reconsideration of Final Waiver Decision in Light of P.L. 101-237 – Pre 12/18/89 Waiver Decisions [overturned by Franklin v. Brown, No. 91-2002 (U.S. Vet. App. June 4, 1993 ]   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 22-90,  VAOPGCPREC 22-90, 1990

PREC 23-90 Income for Improved Pension Purposes        Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 23-90,  VAOPGCPREC 23-90, 1990

PREC 24-90    Validity of Military Enlistment – Discharge under Honorable Conditions with Active Duty shown as Zero Days     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 24-90,  VAOPGCPREC 24-90, 1990

PREC 25- 90   Active Duty for VA Benefits – Reserve Duty as Flight Instructor       Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 25-90,  VAOPGCPREC 25-90, 1990

PREC 26-90    Concurrent Notice of Termination or Suspension of Educational Benefits – 38 USC § 1790 [now § 3690](b)(92) -Defective Notice     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 26-90,  VAOPGCPREC 26-90, 1990

PREC 27-90    Determination of Basic Entitlement – 38 USC § 1661 [now § 3461](a) – “Corresponding Days”   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 27-90,  VAOPGCPREC 27-90, 1990 

PREC 28-90    Qualifying Service needed to obtain the Maximum Educational Assistance Entitlement     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 28-90,  VAOPGCPREC 28-90, 1990

PREC 29-90    Waiver of Education Loan Indebtedness  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 29-90,  VAOPGCPREC 29-90, 1990

PREC 30-90    Correct Interpretation of 38 USC 1673( c) & VAR 14233(C)(1) – Open Circuit TV Courses   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 30-90,  VAOPGCPREC 30-90, 1990

PREC 31-90    Preservation of Disability Ratings – 38 USC 110  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 31-90,  VAOPGCPREC 31-90, 1990

PREC 32-90    Clarification of Work-study supervision for Outreach Activities  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 32-90,  VAOPGCPREC 32-90, 1990

PREC 33-90    Education Loan – P&T Disability   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 33-90,  VAOPGCPREC 33-90, 1990

PREC 34-90    Bankruptcy Procedures – Education Overpayments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 34-90,  VAOPGCPREC 34-90, 1990

PREC 35-90    Limitations on Educational Assistance under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681]    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 35-90,  VAOPGCPREC 35-90, 1990

PREC 36-90    Limitations on Educational Assistance under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] limitations – internships/residences   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 36-90,  VAOPGCPREC 36-90, 1990

PREC 37-90    Applicability of Government Employees Training Act as a Limitation under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] to payment of Educational Assistance Allowance      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 37-90,  VAOPGCPREC 37-90, 1990

PREC 38-90    Liability of Training Establishment for Overpayments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 38-90,  VAOPGCPREC 38-90, 1990

PREC 39-90    Payments for CLEP Tests Administration Fees  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 39-90,  VAOPGCPREC 39-90, 1990

PREC 40-90    Payment of Educational Assistance Allowances to Individuals participating in the Health Professions Scholarship Program  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 40-90,  VAOPGCPREC 40-90, 1990

PREC 41-90    Continuity of Service within the Meaning of VA Regulation 11040  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 41-90,  VAOPGCPREC 41-90, 1990

PREC 42-90    Non-application of 38 USC § 1789 [now § 3689](b)(4) – Combination Residence & off-campus training  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 42-90,  VAOPGCPREC 42-90, 1990

PREC 43-90    Work-study Supervision – Proper Utilization & Supervision of Veteran-Students   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 43-90,  VAOPGCPREC 43-90, 1990

PREC 44-90    Application of NC Sales tax to sales of Books & Supplies to VA Vocational Rehabilitation Students  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 44-90,  VAOPGCPREC 44-90, 1990

PREC 45-90    Application of Dual Compensation to Veteran-Student Services Program   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 45-90,  VAOPGCPREC 45-90, 1990

PREC 46-90    Application of 38 USC § 1775 [now § 3675] & VAR 14200 & 14280 [now 38 CFR § 21.4200 & 21.4280]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. .46-90,  VAOPGCPREC 46-90, 1990

PREC 47-90    Utilization of a Work-study Veteran Student to Provide Transportation to Service-Disabled [Chapter 31] Service-disabled veteran Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 47-90,  VAOPGCPREC 47-90, 1990

PREC 48-90    Prison Training  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 48-90,  VAOPGCPREC 48-90, 1990

PREC 49-90    Discontinuance of Educational Benefits Payments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 49-90,  VAOPGCPREC 49-90, 1990

PREC 50-90    Eligibility for Educational Benefits under Chapter 32 – 12 month Participation Restriction   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 50-90,  VAOPGCPREC 50-90, 1990

PREC 51-90    School Liability – School vs. Veteran Liability  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 51-90,  VAOPGCPREC 51-90, 1990

PREC 52-90    Application of 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] to the related Instruction Portion of Apprenticeship or OJT Program  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 52-90,  VAOPGCPREC 52-90, 1990

PREC 53-90    School Liability – Reporting Requirements  Citation:   Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 53-90,  VAOPGCPREC 53-90, 1990

PREC 54-90    38 USC § 1673 [now § 3473](a)(2) – Enrollment Limitation  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 54-90,  VAOPGCPREC 54-90, 1990

PREC 55-90    Interpretation of 38 USC § 1784 [now § 3684] and § 1785 [now § 3685] & Va Regulations 14009 & 14209  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 55-90,  VAOPGCPREC 55-90, 1990

PREC 56-90    Combination Residence – Correspondence Courses  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 56-90,  VAOPGCPREC 56-90, 1990

PREC 57-90    Definition of “Proprietary Educational Institution” in 38 USC 1673(d) excludes Military Aero Flight Clubs operated as Federal Instrumentalities  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 57-90,  VAOPGCPREC 57-90, 1990

PREC 58-90    War Orphan Benefits for the Children of New Philippine Army Scouts who have elected to receive Lump-Sum BEC Benefits Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 58-90,  VAOPGCPREC 58-90, 1990

PREC 59-90    Power of Attorney to Flight School to Cash Government Checks for Educational Assistance Allowance Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 59-90,  VAOPGCPREC 59-90, 1990

PREC 60-90    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation pursuant to 38 USC 314, Specially Adapted Housing pursuant to 38 USC 801, and Adaptive Equipment pursuant to 38 USC 1901   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 60-90,  VAOPGCPREC 60-90, 1990

PREC 61-90    Reconsideration of OGC PREC 15-56 that Minor Stepchild Serving in Military not Member of Veteran’s Household  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 61-90,  VAOPGCPREC 61-90, 1990

PREC 62-90    Waiver of National Service Life Insurance Premiums under 38 USC 712  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 62-90,  VAOPGCPREC 62-90, 1990

PREC 63-90    Benefits for Blind Veterans under 38 USC § 614 [now § 1714] – Equality for Economically Handicapped   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 63-90,  VAOPGCPREC 63-90, 1990

PREC 64-90    Payment Provision Pub.L. 87-574 § 2 – 38 USC § 618 [now § 1718]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 64-90,  VAOPGCPREC 64-90, 1990

PREC 65-90    Concurrent Payment of Employees’ Compensation to Widow & Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) to Child when he attains Age 18 – BEC & DIC – Child in School   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 65-90,  VAOPGCPREC 65-90, 1990

PREC 66-90    Protection of Ratings for Defective Hearing under superseded criteria [overruled by Fugere v. Derwinski, 1 Vet. App. 103 (1990) Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 66-90,  VAOPGCPREC 66-90, 1990

PREC 67-90    Congenital/Developmental Conditions under 38 CFR 3.303(C)      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 67-90,  VAOPGCPREC 67-90, 1990

PREC 68-90    Applicability of 38 USC § 410 [now § 1310](b) where Total Disability may have Preceded Effective Date of total Disability Rating Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 68-90,  VAOPGCPREC 68-90, 1990

PREC 69-90    Application of Change in Law during Pendency of Appeal – BVA Authority to decide Radiation Case using Criteria superseded by 38 CFR § 3.311(b)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 69-90,  VAOPGCPREC 69-90, 1990

PREC 70-90    Countablity for Improved Pension Purposes of Interest Accrued on Retirement Annuity Accounts (IRAs)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 70-90,  VAOPGCPREC 70-90, 1990

PREC 71-90    Treatment of Tribal per capita Payments for Increased Pension Purposes   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 71-90,  VAOPGCPREC 71-90, 1990

PREC 72-90    Trust Property, Countable Income & Net Worth  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 72-90,  VAOPGCPREC 72-90, 1990

PREC 73-90    Scope of 38 USC § 360 [now 1160] in relation to 38 USC § 351 [now §1151]    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 73-90,  VAOPGCPREC 73-90, 1990

PREC 74-90    Discontinuance of apportionment due to Divorce  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 74-90,  VAOPGCPREC 74-90, 1990

PREC 75-90    Entitlement to Service-Connected Benefits Where Disability or Death is Compensable under 38 USC § 360 [now § 1160] vs. under 38 USC § 410 [now § 1310](b) & § 412 “As if” Service-Connected    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 75-90,  VAOPGCPREC 75-90, 1990

PREC 76-90    Income from Lands held in Trust by Federal Government for Indian Tribes – Countability for VA Pension Purposes    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 76-90,  VAOPGCPREC 76-90, 1990

PREC 77-90    Period of Eligibility for Insurance -Secondary Service-connection – New Eligibility for SDVI   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 77-90,  VAOPGCPREC 77-90, 1990

PREC 78-90    Effect of Veteran’s Election to receive Military Retirement Pay on Surviving Spouse’s Entitlement to DIC under 38 USC 410(b) Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 78-90,  VAOPGCPREC 78-90, 1990

PREC 79-90    Offset of Survivors Benefits [DIC] under 38 USC § 351 [now § 1151]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 79-90,  VAOPGCPREC 79-90, 1990

PREC 80-90    Interpretation of 38 USC § 351 [now § 1151] in relation to 38 USC § 410(b) [now § 1310] eligibility   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 80-90,  VAOPGCPREC 80-90, 1990

PREC 81-90    Mineral Lease Income   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 81-90,  VAOPGCPREC 81-90, 1990

PREC 82-90    Congenital/Developmental conditions under 38 CFR 3.303(c )    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 82-90,  VAOPGCPREC 82-90, 1990

PREC 83-90    Course Substitution by Institution – 38 USC § 1782 [now § 3682]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 83-90,  VAOPGCPREC 83-90, 1990

PREC 84-90    Statute of Limitations on Education Loans  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 84-90,  VAOPGCPREC 84-90, 1990

PREC 85-90    Waived Income for Pension Purposes – Withdrawal of Social Security Application   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 85-90,  VAOPGCPREC 85-90, 1990

PREC 86-90    Entitlement to Serivce-Connected Disability Benefits for Heart Attack Sustained during Inactive Duty Training   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 86-90,  VAOPGCPREC 86-90, 1990

PREC 87-90    Veterans’ Job Training Act (VJTA – Pub .L. 98-77) & Veterans’ Home Loan Program & Improvement Act of 1987 (Pub.L. 100-198)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 87-90,  VAOPGCPREC 87-90, 1990.

PREC 88-90    Effective Date of Compensation under 38 U.S.C § 314 [now § 1114(k)]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 88-90,  VAOPGCPREC 88-90, 1990

PREC 89-90    Reconsiderations by the Board of Veterans Appeals Pursuant to 38 U.S.C.§ 4003  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 89-90,  VAOPGCPREC 89-90, 1990

PREC 90-90    Inference of Marriage of a Veteran’s Child- Can additional compensation be denied under 38 CFR § 3.500 Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 90-90,  VAOPGCPREC 90-90, 1990

PREC 91-90    Interest Rate Limitation under Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Civil Relief Act  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 91-90,  VAOPGCPREC 91-90, 1990

PREC 92-90    Application of Manufactured Home Downpayment Requirement to Continuation of Liability Cases   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec   92-90,  VAOPGCPREC 92-90, 1990

PREC 93-90    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation for Anatomical Loss of A Creative Organ   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 93-90,  VAOPGCPREC 93-90, 1990

PREC 94-90    Total Rating Requirement for Specially Adapted Housing under 38 USC § 801 [now § 2101](a) Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 94-90,  VAOPGCPREC 94-90, 1990

PREC 95-90    Eligibility of Refinancing Loan for Guaranty  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 95-90,  VAOPGCPREC 95-90, 1990

PREC 96-90    Vendee Loan Sales   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 96-90,  VAOPGCPREC 96-90, 1990

PREC 97-90    Review of Refunding Decision -not question of fact or law per 38 USC § 211 [now § 5111](a)(1)   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 97-90,  VAOPGCPREC 97-90, 1990

PREC 98-90    Eligibility for Waiver of Indebtedness Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 98-90,  VAOPGCPREC 98-90, 1990

PREC 99-90    Benefits under 38 CFR § 3.358( c) for HIV infection acquired through Blood Transfusion   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 99-90,  VAOPGCPREC 99-90, 1990

PREC 100-90    Impact of P.L. 101-237 on 38 USC § 362 – Clothing Allowance Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 100-90,  VAOPGCPREC 100-90, 1990

Opinions Year 1989

PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-89    Eligibility for Educational Benefits under 10 U.S.C. § 106     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-89, VAOPGCPREC 1-89, 1989

PREC 2-89    Commencement of Payment in Reopened Claims for Improved Pension     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-89, VAOPGCPREC 2-89, 1989

PREC 3-89    Constitutionality of § 7(b)(3) of the Emergency Veterans’ Job Training Act of 1983     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-89, VAOPGCPREC 3-89, 1989

PREC 4-89    Gifts & Inheritances of Property as Improved Pension Income       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-89, VAOPGCPREC 4-89, 1989

PREC 5-89    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation for Anatomical Loss of a Creative Organ following Elective Sterilization     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-89, VAOPGCPREC 5-89, 1989

PREC 6-89    Improved Pension Income — Deduction of Expenses for Last Illness, Burial & Just Debts      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-89, VAOPGCPREC 6-89, 1989

PREC 7-89    Revision of Neuropsychiatric Disorder Rating Codes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 7-89, VAOPGCPREC 7-89, 1989

PREC 8-89    VA Loan Guaranty Program Compliance with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-89, VAOPGCPREC 8-89, 1989

PREC 9-89    Time Period for Filing Claim for Burial Benefits for Death from Service-Connected Disability     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-89, VAOPGCPREC 9-89, 1989

PREC 10-89    Treatment of Provisional Income — Improved Pension Program     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-89, VAOPGCPREC 10-89, 1989

PREC 11-89    Eligibility for Burial in a National Cemetery       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-89, VAOPGCPREC 11-89, 1989

PREC 12-89    Treatment of Alaskan Native & Tribal Income for Improved Pension Purposes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-89, VAOPGCPREC 12-89, 1989

PREC 13-89    Criteria for Independent Dose Reconstruction     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-89, VAOPGCPREC 13-89, 1989

PREC 14-89    Applicability of Rationan-Risk Presumption to Personnel on Active Duty for Training      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-89, VAOPGCPREC 14-89, 1989

PREC 15-89    Effective Date for Improved-Pension Purposes based on Change in Income     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 15-89, VAOPGCPREC 15-89, 1989

PREC 16-89    Application of 38 C.F.R. § 3.951 & Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 16-89, VAOPGCPREC 16-89, 1989

PREC 17-89    Treatment of Gambling Losses under the Improved-Pension Program Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 17-89, VAOPGCPREC 17-89, 1989

PREC 18-89    Entitlement to Burial Benefits following change in Law – Pub. L. No. 95-202; Pub. L. No. 100-321     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 18-89, VAOPGCPREC 18-89, 1989

PREC 19-89    Applicability of Statutory Limintation on Attorneys’ Fees at 38 U.S.C. §§ 3404 and 3405 to Administrative Debt-Collection Matters       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 19-89, VAOPGCPREC 19-89, 1989

PREC 20-89    Proper Interpretation of 38 U.S.C. § 1781(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 20-89, VAOPGCPREC 20-89, 1989


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