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Veterans Administration Continued
Claims, for compensation or pensions—Continued
Veterans' claims-Continued
Veterans of Spanish-American War, etc.—Continued
Total disability; reduction of rating of total disability which has

been in effect twenty or more years, prohibition against, 38

§ 3.1518
Veterans of World Wars I and II, and Korean Conflict:

Adjudication of claims. See Jurisdiction and adjudication, above.
Adjusted compensation. See Adjusted compensation, above.
Appeal of decisions. See Appeal of decisions, above.
Applications, formal and informal, 38 $ $ 3.26, 3.27
Apportionment of payments. See Apportionment of payments,

above.
Automobiles and other conveyances, procurement of, for disabled

veterans of World War II, 38 $ 3.1500
Awards. See Disallowance and awards.
Dates, beginning and ending, of World Wars I and II, 38 $ 3.0
Dependents. See Relationship and dependency.
Disabilities and diseases:

Awards. See Disallowance and awards.
Establishment of service connection and application of rating

principles. See Service connection.
Induction or duty, disability incurred while reporting for;

adjudication of claims respecting, 38 $ 3.1520
Total disability; reduction of rating of total disability which

has been in effect twenty or more years, prohibition, 38

§ 3.1518
Disallowance and awards, 38 $ $ 3.201-3.302
Additional allowance or compensation:

See also Adjustment of awards.
Changed physical condition, application based upon, 38

$ 3.216
Discontinuance of additional compensation under Public

Law 877, 80th Congress, as amended, 38 $ 3.287
Nurse or attendant, additional allowance for, 38 $ 3.237
Adjustment of awards:
See also Reduction, discontinuance, resumption, readjust-

ment, etc., of awards.
Readjustment of award of death pension where annual

income is factor, 38 $ 3.230
Blindness. See Helplessness, blindness, deafness, anatomical

losses.
Civil Service annuitants, rights to benefits, 38 $ 3.301
Concurrent payments; two or more benefits, active service and

annuities, etc., 38 $ $ 3.296, 3.299–3.302
Deafness. See Helplessness, blindness, deafness.
Dependents:
Child after reaching age of eighteen years, continuation

of award, 38 $ $ 3.247, 3.248
Determination of marital status, custody of children, or

continuance of dependency, 38 $ 3.286
Incompetent veterans, disappearance of; payment to de-

pendents, 38 $ 3.281
Disallowance, and adjudication of claims based upon new and

material evidence presented after prior disallowance, 38

$ $ 3.201-3.205
Discontinuance of awards. See Reduction, discontinuance,

resumption, and readjustment, etc., of awards.
Effective dates of awards, 38 $$ 3.212-3.214
Election of benefits payable, right of, 38 $ 3.302
Helplessness, blindness, deafness, anatomical losses:

Additional allowance for nurse or attendant, 38 $ $ 3.237
Special monthly compensation, 38 $ 3.236

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Veterans Administration—Continued
Claims, for compensation or pensions Continued
Veterans' claims-Continued
Veterans of World Wars I and II, and Korean Conflict-Continued
Disallowance and awards-Continued
Income, annual:
Computation of income, regulations under Veterans Regu-

lation No. 1 (a), Part III, respecting, 38 $ 3.228
Questionnaire, 38 $ 3.229
Incompetent or insane veterans; adjustment of awards, in-

stitutional awards, payments to dependents, custodians,

etc., 38 $$ 3.255-3.265, 3.267–3.281, 3.297
Increase of allowance or compensation. See Additional al-

lowance or compensation.
Insane veterans. See Incompetent or insane veterans.
Institutional awards; payments on account of incompetent or

insane patients, 38 $ 3.276
Losses:
Anatomical loss of various extremities. See Helplessness,

blindness, deafness, anatomical losses.
Creative organ, loss of use of, 38 $ 3.235
Increases in statutory awards for anatomical loss or

loss of use of creative organ, instructions relating

to, 38 $ 3.1516
Medical or surgical treatment, hospitalization, or training;

rates of pay for disability or death as result of, 38 $ 3.245
Minors:
Dependents, continuance of award after reaching age of

eighteen years, 38 $ $ 3.247, 3.248
Discharged from military service, payment of compensa-

tion or pension, 38 $ 3.298
Nurse or attendant, additional allowance for, 38 $ 3.237
Reduction, discontinuance, resumption, readjustment, etc.,

of awards, 38 88 3.250–3.270
See also Additional allowance or compensation; and Ad-

justment of awards.
Statutory awards, for tuberculous diseases, and loss of use of

creative organ, 38 $$ 3.235, 3.1516
Tuberculous diseases; statutory awards, 38 $$ 3.235, 3.1516
Emergency officers retirement claims, 38 $$ 3.350—3.359
Entitlement, determination of:
Basic entitlement; active service requirements, sound condi-

tion at time of entrance, character of discharge, condi-

tions under which disability acquired, etc., 38 88 3.59–3.68
Persons included in acts, 38 $$ 3.1, 3.2
Service connection of various disabilities and diseases, es-

tablishment of; and applications of rating principles.

See Service connection.
Evidence:

Additional, in case of appeals, 38 $ 3.333
Relationship and dependency, proof of, 38 $$ 3.40–3.57
Requirements for submission of; testimony under oath, physi-

cians' statements, release of files from Veterans Adminis-

tration, etc., 38 $$ 3.30–3.33
Service connection of certain disabilities or diseases. See

Service connection.
Filing of claims and supporting evidence; application forms, in-

formal applications, and abandoned claims, 38 $ $ 3.26–3.29
Forfeiture of pension or compensation, 38 $ 3.69
Forms, application. See Filing of claims and supporting evidence.
Germany or Japan, certain citizens or subjects of; restoration of

eligibility to receive benefits under veterans' laws, 38 $ 3.1519
Hospitalization and/or out-patient treatment, determination of

eligibility to, under Public Law 239, 82d Congress, 38 $ 3.1515

Veterans Administration-Continued
Claims, for compensation or pensions—Continued
Veterans' claims-Continued
Veterans of World Wars I and II, and Korean Conflict-Continued
Housing, specially adapted, required by reason of service-connected

disabilities; assistance to certain veterans in acquiring, 38

$ 3.1501
Increase in monthly rates of compensation and pension, certain,

38 $ 3.1521
Japan or Germany, certain citizens or subject of; restoration of

eligibility to receive benefits under veterans' laws, 38 $ 3.1519
Jurisdiction in claims matters. See Jurisdiction and adjudica-

tion, above.
Nurses:

Additional allowance for, 38 $ 3.237

Determination of need for, 38 $ $ 3.176–3.178
Physical examinations:

Emergency officers retirement claims, 38 $ 3.355
Failure to report for, 38 $ 3.251
Original, 38 $ 3.76
Reexamination; upon request, for rating purposes, for in-

creased pension or compensation, etc., 38 $ $ 3.184_3.189
Physicians' statements as evidence; requirements, 38 $ 3.31
Provisional regulations; procurement of automobiles and specially

adapted housing, adjustment of certain awards, etc., 38

$$ 3.1500, 3.1501, 3.1515–3.1523
Rating principles, application of. See Service connection, es-

tablishment of, and application of rating principles.
Relationship and dependency:

Apportionment of payments; tables, etc., 38 $ $ 3.310–3.317
Awards to dependents. See Disallowance and awards.
Proof of relationship and dependency; definitions, legitimacy

of child, evidence of birth or marriage, divorce or an-

nulment of marriage, etc., 38 $ $ 3.40-3.58
Service connection, establishment of, and application of rating

principles, 38 $$ 3.77–3.189
Rating principles:
Blindness (World War I veteran), restoration or grant

of benefits, 38 $$ 3.138, 3.139
Helplessness as result of disability (World War I veteran),

restoration or grant of benefits, 38 $$ 3.138, 3.139
Paralysis or paresis (World War I veteran), restoration or

grant of benefits, 38 $ $ 3.138, 3.139
Poliomyelitis, anterior, rating policy, 38 $ 3.87
Rating schedules (1925 and 1945), application of, 38

$$ 3.141-3.178
Combined ratings, 38 $ $ 3.155, 3.156
Incompetency or insanity; definition of, determina-

tion of, 38 $$ 3.173, 3.174
Noncompensable disabilities, rating under 1945 sched-

ule, 38 3.158
Nurse or attendant, determination of need, etc., 38

$$ 3.176-3.178
Statutory permanent and total ratings under World

War Veterans' Act, 1924, as amended, 38 $ 3.165
Total disability ratings, 38 $$ 3.165–3.171
Statutory ratings:
Loss of use of creative organ, statutory award, 38

$$ 3.130, 3.131
Permanent and total ratings under World War Vet-

erans' Act, 1924, as amended, 38 $ 3.165
Tuberculosis, arrested, payment of statutory award,

38 $ 3.132
Tuberculosis, active and arrested; rating, and payment

of statutory award, 38 $$ 3.132—3.135, 3.1516, 3.1517

Veterans Administration-Continued
Claims, for compensation or pensions Continued
Veterans' claims—Continued
Veterans of World Wars I and II, and Korean Conflict-Continued
Service connection, establishment of Continued

Reexaminations, for rating purposes, 38 $$ 3.184–3.189
Service connection of various disabilities and diseases:

Chronic diseases; service connection, 38 $$ 3.80–3.88
Dental disabilities, 38 $$ 3.104-3.110
General; direct and presumptive service connection, pre-

sumption of soundness, service connection of chronic

diseases, etc., 38 $$ 3.77-3.89
Medical or surgical treatment, examinations, training, or

hospitalization; disability or death as result of, 38

$$ 3.121-3.124
Neuropsychiatric diseases, 38 $$ 3.90–3.94
Secondary condition, 38 $ 3.101

Tuberculous diseases, 38 $$ 3.96–3.99, 3.1517
Service requirements:
Basic entitlement; active service, validity of enlistment, dis-

charge, etc., 38 $ $ 3.59–3.68
Persons included or not included in act, 38 $$ 3.1, 3.2

Service connection of disabilities. See Service connection.
Total disability, ratings, 38 $$ 3.165-3.171
Reduction of rating which has been in effect twenty or more

years, 38 $ 3.1518
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), and Women's Army Corps;

claims for veterans' benefits based upon service in, 38 $$ 3.1 (q),

3.1523
Women's Reserve of Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard; certain acts

respecting claims of veterans of World War II applicable to, 38

$ 3.1 (r)
World Wars I and II, veterans of; claims. See Veterans of World Wars

I and II.
Coast and Geodetic Survey, commissioned officers of, performing active mili-

tary or naval service; certain acts respecting claims of veterans applicable

to, 38 $ 3.1 (p)
Coast Guard, personnel of, who served on or after January 28, 1915; certain acts

respecting claims of veterans applicable to, 38 $ 3.1 (s)
Colleges, schools, etc.; training facilities for veterans. See Vocational rehabili-

tation and education.
Committees:
Central committee on waivers and forfeitures and field committees or

waivers, 38 Part 5
Administrative provisions, 38 $ $ 5.10–5.13
Forfeiture questions, 38 $ $ 5.4–5.9

Overpayments, 38 $ $ 5.0–5.3
Loan guaranty committees on waivers and compromises; establishment,

jurisdiction, etc., 38 $$ 36.4380–36.4384
Compensation:
Adjusted service pay and adjusted service certificate. See Adjusted

compensation.
Claims of veterans for disability compensation or pension, service pension,

or emergency officers retirement pay. See Claims.
Death pension and compensation; claims of dependents and beneficiaries.

See Claims.
Contracts, construction, supply, etc.; appeals from decisions of contracting off-

cers under, 38 $ $ 1.750–1.755, 1.760–1.765
Deceased veterans:
Burial expenses and transportation of body; dependents' and beneficiaries'

claims, 38 $$ 4.192-4.207
Flag of United States for burial purposes, 38 $ 1.10
Insured veterans, settlement with beneficiaries, estates, etc. See Insurance.
Personal funds and effects left on Veterans Administration stations, 38

$ 12.19–12.23

Veterans Administration-Continued

Dental services, 38 $ $ 17.120–17.134
Dependents and beneficiaries of veterans:
Adjusted service compensation; claims of and payments to dependents and

beneficiaries of veterans entitled to. See Adjusted compensation.
Claims for veterans' compensation or pension. See Claims.
Guardianship services in connection with minors and mentally incompe-

tent beneficiaries. See Guardianship services.
Insured veterans (National Service life insurance and United States Gov-

ernment life insurance); beneficiaries of. See Insurance.
Veterans receiving vocational rehabilitation or education; subsistence al-

lowance. See Vocational rehabilitation and education.
Deserters, forfeiture of rights to disability pension, 38 $ 3.1042
Disabled veterans:
Automobiles and other conveyances, procurement of, for disabled veterans

of World War II, 38 $ 3.1500
Compensation or pension, claims for. See Claims.
Housing:

Guaranty of loans for, 38 $$ 36.4000–36.4051
Specially adapted housing, required by reason of service-connected dis-

abilities, assistance to veterans in acquiring, 38 $ $ 3.1501, 36.4401–

36.4410
Insurance; United States Government life insurance, and National Service

life insurance, disability provisions of. See Insurance.
Medical treatment and hospital care. See Medical treatment and hospital

care.
Vocational rehabilitation and education. See Vocational rehabilitation and

education.
Education of veterans:

Appeals. See main heading Veterans' Education Appeals Board.

Vocational. See Vocational rehabilitation and education.
Emergency officers retirement claims, 38 $8 3.350—3.359
Employment of veterans:

Readjustment allowances for unemployed veterans, 38 $$ 36.5001–36.5009
Training; vocational rehabilitation and education. See Vocational re-

habilitation and education.
Farms and farming:

Loans on farms, equipment, etc., guaranty of, 38 $$ 36.4100–36.4151
Training facilities, institutional on-farm, 38 $ $ 21.201a, 21.236b, 21.261a.

21.262, 21.263, 21.265, 21.413, 21.613–21.619, 21.2202, 21.2902
Federal agencies, training in. See Vocational rehabilitation and education.
Federal Reserve banks; loans to veterans on adjusted service certificates, re-

discount of notes, 38 $ 11.81
Field examinations, 38 $$ 13.50–13.54
Flag of United States for burial purposes; persons eligible, disposition of flag,

38 $ 1.10
Foreign countries, education and training in, 38 $$ 21.150–21.153, 21.187 note
Forfeiture questions, 38 $ $ 5.4–5.9
General provisions, 38 Part 1
Contracts, construction, supply, etc., appeals from decisions of contracting

officers under, 38 $$ 1.750_1.755, 1.760-1.765
Flag of United States for burial purposes, 38 $ 1.10
Information concerning claimants and beneficiaries in records, disclosure of,

38 $ $ 1.500-1.526
Inspection and investigation service, 38 $ $ 1.450–1.455
Insurance payments, illegal or overpayments, 38 $ 1.985
Inventions by VA employees, 38 $$ 1.650–1.667
Philippines, Republic of, grants-in-aid to; hospitals and hospitalization,

38 $$ 1.600–1.627
Germany or Japan, benefits for certain citizens or subjects of:

Payment of death compensation and pension, 38 $ 4.459

Restoration of eligibility to receive benefits under veterans' laws, 38 $ 3.1519
Guaranty of loans to veterans on homes, farms or business. See Servicemen's

Readjustment Act of 1944.

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