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1 What is the C.F.R.? The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

2 What C.F.R.? The main parts you should be familiar with are: Part 1 - General Provisions Part 3 - Adjudication Part 4 - Schedule for rating disabilities Part 17 - Medical Part 19 - BVA regulations Part 20 - BVA rules of practice Part 21 - Voc Rehab and Education

3 What C.F.R.? Parts you should be aware of: Part 6 - U.S. Government life insurance Part 7 - Soldiers’ and sailors’ civil relief Part 8 - National Service Life Insurance Part 8a - Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Part 9 - SGLI and VGLI Part 13 - Fiduciary activities Part 14 - Legal services Part 36 - Loan Guaranty

4 38 CFR, PART 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS  The United States Flag for Burial Purposes: 1.10  Parking Fees at VA Medical Facilities:  Release of Information from VA Records Relating to Drug Abuse, Alcoholism or Alcohol Abuse, Infection With HIV or Sickle Cell Anemia:  Disclosure with Patient’s Consent:

5 Part 1 Cont.  Disclosure Without Patient Consent:  Court Orders Authorizing Disclosures and Use:  Release of Information From VA Claimant Records:  Safeguarding Personal Information in VA Records:

6 Part 1 Cont.  Expanded Remote Access to Computerized Veterans Claims By Accredited Representatives:  Homeless Claimants:  Standards of Collection of Claims:  Standards of Compromise of Claims:

7 Part 1 Cont.  Standards for Suspending or Terminating Collection Action:  Referrals to GAO, Department of Justice, or IRS:  Regional Office Committees on Waivers and Compromises:

8 38 CFR, PART 3 - ADJUDICATION  Broken down into three Subparts Subpart A - Pension, Compensation and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Subpart B - Burial Benefits Subpart D - Universal Adjudication Rules That Apply to Benefit Claims Governed by Part 3 of This Title. (Subpart C - [Reserved]

9 Part 3, Subpart A  Subpart A - Pension, Compensation & DIC  General:  Relationship:  Administrative:  Claims:  Evidence Requirements:

10 Part 3, Subpart A, Cont  Dependency, Income and Estate: Regulations Applicable to Programs in Effect Prior to January 1, 1979: Regulations Applicable to the Improved Pension Program Which Became Effective January 1, 1979:

11 Part 3, Subpart A, Cont  Ratings and Evaluations; Basic Entitlement Considerations:  Ratings and Evaluations; Service Connection:  Ratings for Special Purposes:  Rating Considerations Relative to Specific Diseases:

12 Part 3, Subpart A, Cont  Effective Dates:  Reductions and Discontinuances:  Hospitalization Adjustments:  Adjustments and Resumptions:  Concurrent Benefits and Elections:

13 Part 3, Subpart A, Cont  Retirement:  Special Benefits:  Incompetents, Guardianship and Institutional Awards:  Forfeiture:  Protection:  Accrued:

14 Part 3, Subpart B  Subpart B - Burial Benefits 

15 Part 3, Subpart D  Subpart D - Universal Adjudication Rules That Apply to Benefit Claims Governed by Part 3 of this Title  General:  Revisions:

16 38 CFR, PART 4 - SCHEDULE OF RATING DISABILITIES  Broken down into two Subparts Subpart A - General Policy in Rating Subpart B - Disability Ratings  With three Appendixes Appendix A - Table of Amendments and Effective Dates Since 1946 Appendix B - Numerical Index of Disabilities Appendix C - Alphabetical Index of Disabilities

17 Part 4, Subpart A  Subpart A - General Policy in Rating 

18 Part 4, Subpart B  Subpart B - Disability Ratings  The Musculoskeletal System:  The Organs of Special Sense: a  Impairment of Auditory Acuity: a  Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies:

19 Part 4, Subpart B, Cont  The Respiratory System:  The Cardiovascular System:  The Digestive System:  The Genitourinary System: b  Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast: 4.116

20 Part 4, Subpart B, Cont  The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems:  The Skin:  The Endocrine System:  Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders: a  Mental Disorders:  Dental and Oral Conditions:

21 38 CFR, PART 17 - MEDICAL  Definitions and Active Duty:  Protection of Patient Rights:  Tentative Eligibility Determinations:  Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package:  Examinations and Observation and Examination:

22 Part 17, Cont  Hospital, Domiciliary and Nursing Home Care:  Use of Community Nursing Home Care Facilities:  Community Residential Care:  Vocational Training and Health-Care Eligibility Protection for Pension Recipients:

23 Part 17, Cont  Outpatient Treatment:  Breaking Appointments:  Charges, Waivers, and Collections:  Co-payments:  Payment and Reimbursement of the Expenses of Medical Service Not Previously Authorized:

24 Part 17, Cont  Prosthetic, Sensory, and Rehabilitative Aids:  Automotive Equipment and Driver Training:  Dental Services:  Transitional Housing Loan Program:

25 Part 17, Cont  Health Care Benefits for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects:  Payment or Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non-service Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities:

26 38 CFR, PART 19 - BVA: APPEALS REGULATIONS  Part 19, Appeals Regulations; Divided into five Subparts: Subpart A - Operation of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals Subpart B - Appeals Processing by Agency of Original Jurisdiction

27 Part 19, Cont  Subpart C - Administrative Appeals  Subpart D - Hearings Before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals at Department of Veterans Affairs Field Facilities  Subpart E - Simultaneously Contested Claims

28 38 CFR, PART 20 - BVA: RULES OF PRACTICE  Part 20 - Rules of Practice; Divided into 14 Subparts:  Subpart A - General:  Subpart B - The Board:  Subpart C - Commencement and Perfection of Appeal:  Subpart D - Filing:

29 Part 20, Cont.  Subpart E - Administrative Appeals:  Subpart F - Simultaneously contested Claims:  Subpart G - Representation:  Subpart H - Hearings on Appeal:

30 Part 20, Cont  Subpart I - Evidence:  Subpart J - Action by the Board:  Subpart K - Reconsideration:  Subpart L - Finality:

31 Part 20, Cont  Subpart M - Privacy Act:  Subpart N - Miscellaneous:  Subpart O - Revision of Decision on Grounds of Clear and Unmistakable Error:  Appendix A to Part 20 - Cross References

32 38 CFR PART 21 - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EDUCATION  Part 21 - Voc Rehab and Education; Divided into 12 Subparts:  Subpart A - Vocational Rehabilitation Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 31:  Subpart B - Claims and Applications for Educational Assistance:

33 Part 21, Cont  Subpart C - Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35:  Subpart D - administration of Educational Assistance Programs:  Subpart F - Education Loans:  Subpart G - Post-Vietnam era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32:

34 Part 21, Cont  Subpart H - Educational Assistance Test Program:  Subpart I - Temporary Program of Vocational Training for Certain New Pension Recipients:  Subpart J - Temporary Program of Vocational Training and Rehabilitation:

35 Part 21, Cont  Subpart K - All volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty):  Subpart L - Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve:  Subpart M - Vocational Training & Rehab for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects:


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