Department of Veterans Affairs May 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney Fees
Document Number: E8-10779
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the representation of claimants for veterans benefits in order to implement provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations. As amended, the regulations establish the procedures and rules necessary for VA to facilitate the paid representation of claimants by accredited agents and attorneys after a Notice of Disagreement has been filed with respect to a case. The purpose of these regulations is to fulfill Congress' direction that agents and attorneys may be paid for services rendered after a Notice of Disagreement is filed with respect to a decision by an agency of original jurisdiction while ensuring that claimants for veterans benefits have responsible, qualified representation.
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