Department of Veterans Affairs March 10, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants
Document Number: 2016-05163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering issuing a proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, the proposed rulemaking would amend VA's regulations to expressly provide for the VA recognition of Tribal organizations so that representatives of Tribal organizations may assist Native American claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their VA benefit claims. In addition, the proposed rule would allow an employee of a Tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization.