Department of Veterans Affairs December 21, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2016-30698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:
Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2016-30509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to amend its adjudication regulations to add an additional benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This benefit was enacted by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 and provides special monthly compensation for veterans with TBI who are in need of aid and attendance and, in the absence of such aid and attendance, would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care. Prior to the law's enactment, veterans with TBI were not eligible for this benefit unless they had a separate service- related disability that qualified under the law.