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August 18, 2018

VA Office General Counsel, Precedents;VAOPGCPREC;

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2017 Precedent Opinions

VAOPGCPREC 1-2017 (1/06/2017) Service Connection Based on Obesity  Author: Adelman, M.

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.

VAOPGCPREC 3-2015 (12/07/2016) WITHDRAWN (8/28/2015) Whether Graves of Civil War-Era Soldiers Currently Identified with Marble Stones with Numerical Inscriptions Constitute “Unmarked Graves” for Purposes of VA Furnishing a Headstone or Marker under 38 U.S.C. § 2306  Author: Lee, Y.K.

VAOPGCPREC 4-2015 (12/03/2015) Impact of veteran’s death on dispute regarding potential attorney’s fees; Impact of accrued-benefits claim on potential attorney’s fees   Author: Thompson, B.

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 (1/5/17) REVISED (8/12/14) Duty to Assist in Seeking Records pertaining to an Individual other than the Claimant Link to Original    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 Pilor 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

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

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

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

2004

PREC 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

 

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