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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. What C.F.R.?. The main parts you should be familiar with are:

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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.


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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


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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


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38 CFR, PART 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • The United States Flag for Burial Purposes: 1.10

  • Parking Fees at VA Medical Facilities: 1.300 - 1.303

  • Release of Information from VA Records Relating to Drug Abuse, Alcoholism or Alcohol Abuse, Infection With HIV or Sickle Cell Anemia: 1.460 - 1.469

  • Disclosure with Patient’s Consent: 1.475 - 1.479


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Part 1 Cont.

  • Disclosure Without Patient Consent: 1.485 - 1.489

  • Court Orders Authorizing Disclosures and Use: 1.490 - 1.496

  • Release of Information From VA Claimant Records: 1.500 - 1.527

  • Safeguarding Personal Information in VA Records: 1.575 - 1.582


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Part 1 Cont.

  • Expanded Remote Access to Computerized Veterans Claims By Accredited Representatives: 1.600 - 1.603

  • Homeless Claimants: 1.710

  • Standards of Collection of Claims: 1.910 - 1.924

  • Standards of Compromise of Claims: 1.930 - 1.936


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Part 1 Cont.

  • Standards for Suspending or Terminating Collection Action: 1.940 - 1.944

  • Referrals to GAO, Department of Justice, or IRS: 1.950 - 1.953

  • Regional Office Committees on Waivers and Compromises: 1.955 - 1.970


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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]


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Part 3, Subpart A

  • Subpart A - Pension, Compensation & DIC

  • General: 3.1 - 3.432

  • Relationship: 3.50 - 3.60

  • Administrative: 3.100 - 3.115

  • Claims: 3.150 - 3.160

  • Evidence Requirements: 3.200 - 3.217


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Part 3, Subpart A, Cont

  • Dependency, Income and Estate: 3.250 - 3.277

    • Regulations Applicable to Programs in Effect Prior to January 1, 1979: 3.250 - 3.270

    • Regulations Applicable to the Improved Pension Program Which Became Effective January 1, 1979: 3.271 - 3.277


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Part 3, Subpart A, Cont

  • Ratings and Evaluations; Basic Entitlement Considerations: 3.300 - 3.302

  • Ratings and Evaluations; Service Connection: 3.303 - 3.344

  • Ratings for Special Purposes: 3.350 - 3.363

  • Rating Considerations Relative to Specific Diseases: 3.370 - 3.385


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Part 3, Subpart A, Cont

  • Effective Dates: 3.400 - 3.405

  • Reductions and Discontinuances: 3.500 - 3.505

  • Hospitalization Adjustments: 3.551 - 3.559

  • Adjustments and Resumptions: 3.650 - 3.669

  • Concurrent Benefits and Elections: 3.700 - 3.715


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Part 3, Subpart A, Cont

  • Retirement: 3.750 - 3.754

  • Special Benefits: 3.800 - 3.816

  • Incompetents, Guardianship and Institutional Awards: 3.850 - 3.857

  • Forfeiture: 3.900 - 3.905

  • Protection: 3.950 - 3.960

  • Accrued: 3.1000 - 3.1009


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Part 3, Subpart B

  • Subpart B - Burial Benefits

  • 3.1600 - 3.1612


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Part 3, Subpart D

  • Subpart D - Universal Adjudication Rules That Apply to Benefit Claims Governed by Part 3 of this Title

  • General: 3.2100 - 3.2130

  • Revisions: 3.2600


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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


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Part 4, Subpart A

  • Subpart A - General Policy in Rating

  • 4.1 - 4.31


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Part 4, Subpart B

  • Subpart B - Disability Ratings

  • The Musculoskeletal System: 4.40 - 4.73

  • The Organs of Special Sense: 4.75 - 4.84a

  • Impairment of Auditory Acuity: 4.85 - 4.87a

  • Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies: 4.88 - 4.89


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Part 4, Subpart B, Cont

  • The Respiratory System: 4.96 - 4.97

  • The Cardiovascular System: 4.100 - 4.104

  • The Digestive System: 4.110 - 4.114

  • The Genitourinary System: 4.115 - 4.115b

  • Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast: 4.116


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Part 4, Subpart B, Cont

  • The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems: 4.117

  • The Skin: 4.118

  • The Endocrine System: 4.119

  • Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders: 4.120 - 4.124a

  • Mental Disorders: 4.125 - 4.130

  • Dental and Oral Conditions: 4.149 - 4.150


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38 CFR, PART 17 - MEDICAL

  • Definitions and Active Duty: 17.30 - 17.31

  • Protection of Patient Rights: 17.32 - 17.33

  • Tentative Eligibility Determinations: 17.34

  • Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package: 17.36 - 17.40

  • Examinations and Observation and Examination: 17.41 - 17.42


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Part 17, Cont

  • Hospital, Domiciliary and Nursing Home Care: 17.43 - 17.49

  • Use of Community Nursing Home Care Facilities: 17.57 - 17.60

  • Community Residential Care: 17.61 - 17.72

  • Vocational Training and Health-Care Eligibility Protection for Pension Recipients: 17.90 - 17.91


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Part 17, Cont

  • Outpatient Treatment: 17.92 - 17.98

  • Breaking Appointments: 17.100

  • Charges, Waivers, and Collections: 17.101 - 17.105

  • Co-payments: 17.108 - 17.111

  • Payment and Reimbursement of the Expenses of Medical Service Not Previously Authorized: 17.120 - 17.132


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Part 17, Cont

  • Prosthetic, Sensory, and Rehabilitative Aids: 17.149 - 17.154

  • Automotive Equipment and Driver Training: 17.155 - 17.159

  • Dental Services: 17.160 - 17.166

  • Transitional Housing Loan Program: 17.800 - 17.805


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Part 17, Cont

  • Health Care Benefits for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects: 17.900 - 17.905

  • Payment or Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non-service Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities: 17.1000 - 17.1008


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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


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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


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38 CFR, PART 20 - BVA: RULES OF PRACTICE

  • Part 20 - Rules of Practice; Divided into 14 Subparts:

  • Subpart A - General: 20.1 - 20.3

  • Subpart B - The Board: 20.100 - 20.102

  • Subpart C - Commencement and Perfection of Appeal: 20.200 - 20.204

  • Subpart D - Filing: 20.300 - 20.306


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Part 20, Cont.

  • Subpart E - Administrative Appeals: 20.400 - 20.401

  • Subpart F - Simultaneously contested Claims: 20.500 - 20.504

  • Subpart G - Representation: 20.600 - 20.608

  • Subpart H - Hearings on Appeal: 20.700 - 20.717


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Part 20, Cont

  • Subpart I - Evidence: 20.800

  • Subpart J - Action by the Board: 20.900 - 20.904

  • Subpart K - Reconsideration: 20.1000 - 20.1003

  • Subpart L - Finality: 20.1100 - 20.1106


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Part 20, Cont

  • Subpart M - Privacy Act: 20.1200 - 20.1201

  • Subpart N - Miscellaneous: 20.1300 - 20.1304

  • Subpart O - Revision of Decision on Grounds of Clear and Unmistakable Error: 20.1400 - 20.1411

  • Appendix A to Part 20 - Cross References


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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: 21.1 - 21.430

  • Subpart B - Claims and Applications for Educational Assistance: 21.1029 - 21.1033


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Part 21, Cont

  • Subpart C - Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35: 21.3001 - 21.3344

  • Subpart D - administration of Educational Assistance Programs: 21.4001 - 21.4279

  • Subpart F - Education Loans: 21.4500 - 21.4507

  • Subpart G - Post-Vietnam era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32: 21.5001 - 21.5296


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Part 21, Cont

  • Subpart H - Educational Assistance Test Program: 21.5701 - 21.5901

  • Subpart I - Temporary Program of Vocational Training for Certain New Pension Recipients: 21.6001 - 21.6420

  • Subpart J - Temporary Program of Vocational Training and Rehabilitation: 21.6501 - 21.6523


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Part 21, Cont

  • Subpart K - All volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty): 21.7000 - 21.7320

  • Subpart L - Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve: 21.7500 - 21.7807

  • Subpart M - Vocational Training & Rehab for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects: 21.8010 - 21.8410


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