Department of Veterans Affairs June 9, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Expanded Delegation Authority for Procedures Related to Representation of Claimants
Document Number: 2017-11977
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update the titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC, and make a minor procedural clarification. These amendments are necessary to allow OGC to streamline the procedures related to representation of claimants and to ensure correct titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC are reflected in the regulations. In addition, a procedural clarification is being made by adding a sentence that was inadvertently omitted from a previous final rule.