Department of Veterans Affairs March 31, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Document Number: E9-7229
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms an amendment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adjudication regulations regarding service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that eliminated the requirement of evidence corroborating occurrence of the claimed in- service stressor in claims in which PTSD is diagnosed in service. This amendment is necessary to facilitate proof of service connection in such claims. By this amendment, we intend to more quickly adjudicate claims for service connection for PTSD for these veterans.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-7162
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is deleting a system of records entitled ``Veterans and Dependents Inactive Award Account RecordsVA'' (39VA047). The system contained information on payments made to or on behalf of an individual veteran and/or dependents. This system of records is being deleted since it is no longer being used by the Department because records pertaining to this system have been incorporated into ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation RecordsVA'' (58VA21/22).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-7161
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Purchase Credit Card Program-VA'' (131VA047) as described in the Federal Register at 70 FR 7320 (February 11, 2005). VA is amending the system of records by updating our routine uses relating to records maintained in the system. VA is republishing the system of records notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: E9-7160
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552(e)(4), requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``Automated Safety Incident Surveillance and Tracking System-VA'' (99VA13).
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: E9-7052
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to establish regulations regarding a new educational assistance program for individuals who serve on active duty after September 10, 2001. The new program, known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, was authorized by title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008). This final regulation includes the rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Post-9/ 11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that govern the Post-9/ 11 GI Bill.