Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Veterans Benefits: VA Proposes Plain-Language Rewrite of Service-Connected and Other Disability Compensation Regs

On September 1, the Veterans Administration announced that it "proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language its regulations concerning service-connected and other disability compensation." The VA proposed the revisions as part of its "reorganization of all of its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format." The VA stated thet "[t]he intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants, beneficiaries, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations."

The comment period on the proposed rule ends November 1, 2010. Written comments may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to: Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273-9026. Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to “RIN 2900-AM07—Service-Connected and Other Disability Compensation.”

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