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PRECENDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-90    Presumptive Service Connection - Heriditofamilial Disease - 38 CFR § 3.309        Citation:  Vet. Aff.Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-90,  VAOPGCPREC 1-90, 1990

PREC 2-90    Administrative Error Decisions - 38 CFR § 3500(b)(2), 38 USC § 3012(b)(9) - (10)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. 2-90,  VAOPGCPREC 2-90, 1990

PREC 3-90    Reduction of Benefits Pursuant to 38 USC §§ 3.113 & 505 - Not Guilty, Insanity    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 3-90,  VAOPGCPREC 3-90, 1990

PREC 4-90    Offset of Medal of Honor Pension for Purposes of Collecting Debts due DVA       Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 4-90,  VAOPGCPREC 4-90, 1990

PREC  5-90 Waiver of Indebtedness    Originally issued 3/21/89 as PREC 8-89    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 5-90,  VAOPGCPREC 5-90, 1990

PREC 6-90    Transfer of Residential Properties acquired under the Loan Guaranty Program to VHS&RA      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 6-90,  VAOPGCPREC 6-90, 1990

PREC 7-90    Improved Pension Rate for Estranged Married Veterans - Application of 38 USC § 521 [now 1521](f)      Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 7-90,  VAOPGCPREC 7-90, 1990

PREC 8-90    VA Disposition of Residential Real Property owned by other Federal Agencies or Related Entities      Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 8-90,  VAOPGCPREC 8-90, 1990

PREC 9-90    Definition of Radiogenic Disease as used in 38 USC § 312( c)(2) & 38 CFR § 3.311(b)(2)   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 9-90,  VAOPGCPREC 9-90, 1990

PREC 10-90    Reserve Disability Pay under 38 USC § 204 (g), (h) & (i)      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 10-90,  VAOPGCPREC 10-90, 1990

PREC 11-90    Administrative Allowances by Board of Veterans Appeals Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 11-90,  VAOPGCPREC 11-90, 1990

PREC 12-90    Waiver of Loan Guaranty Indebtedness following a Deed in lieu of Foreclosure      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 12-90,  VAOPGCPREC 12-90, 1990       

PREC 13-90    Application of Recoveries from Health Insurance to Category C Debts - Means Tests        Citation:  Vet. Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 13-90,  VAOPGCPREC 13-90, 1990

PREC 14-90    Secretary's Authority to Comply with certain conditions specified in AHT VI Loan Sale Agreement      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 14-90,  VAOPGCPREC 14-90, 1990

PREC 15-90 Benefit Determination involving Validity of Marriage of Transsexual Veterans    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 15-90,  VAOPGCPREC 15-90, 1990

PREC 16-90 Active Duty Service Eligibility for the Work-Study Allowance Program - 38 USC § 1685 [now § 3484 ]   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 16-90,  VAOPGCPREC 16-90, 1990

PREC 17-90    Time Period for Filing Claims for Reimbursement of Plat, Transportation & Headstone Expenses      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 17-90,  VAOPGCPREC 17-90, 1990

PREC 18-90    Line of Duty Determination - Unauthorized Absence    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 18-90,  VAOPGCPREC 18-90, 1990

PREC 19-90    Applicability of P.L. 101-237 § 111 to § 306 Pension Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 19-90,  VAOPGCPREC 19-90, 1990

PREC 20-90    Deemed Valid Marriage - 38 USC 103(a)    Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 20-90,  VAOPGCPREC 20-90, 1990

PREC 21-90    Effective Date for Adjustment of Improved Pension Benefits based on change of Income due to Social Security COLAs Citation:  et.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 21-90,  VAOPGCPREC 21-90, 1990

PREC 22-90    Reconsideration of Final Waiver Decision in Light of P.L. 101-237 - Pre 12/18/89 Waiver Decisions [overturned by Franklin v. Brown, No. 91-2002 (U.S. Vet. App. June 4, 1993 ]   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 22-90,  VAOPGCPREC 22-90, 1990

PREC 23-90 Income for Improved Pension Purposes        Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 23-90,  VAOPGCPREC 23-90, 1990

PREC 24-90    Validity of Military Enlistment - Discharge under Honorable Conditions with Active Duty shown as Zero Days      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 24-90,  VAOPGCPREC 24-90, 1990

PREC 25- 90   Active Duty for VA Benefits - Reserve Duty as Flight Instructor       Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 25-90,  VAOPGCPREC 25-90, 1990

PREC 26-90    Concurrent Notice of Termination or Suspension of Educational Benefits - 38 USC § 1790 [now § 3690](b)(92) -Defective Notice     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 26-90,  VAOPGCPREC 26-90, 1990

PREC 27-90    Determination of Basic Entitlement - 38 USC § 1661 [now § 3461](a) - "Corresponding Days"   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 27-90,  VAOPGCPREC 27-90, 1990  

PREC 28-90    Qualifying Service needed to obtain the Maximum Educational Assistance Entitlement     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 28-90,  VAOPGCPREC 28-90, 1990

PREC 29-90    Waiver of Education Loan Indebtedness  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 29-90,  VAOPGCPREC 29-90, 1990

PREC 30-90    Correct Interpretation of 38 USC 1673( c) & VAR 14233(C)(1) - Open Circuit TV Courses   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 30-90,  VAOPGCPREC 30-90, 1990

PREC 31-90    Preservation of Disability Ratings - 38 USC 110  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 31-90,  VAOPGCPREC 31-90, 1990

PREC 32-90    Clarification of Work-study supervision for Outreach Activities  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 32-90,  VAOPGCPREC 32-90, 1990

PREC 33-90    Education Loan - P&T Disability   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 33-90,  VAOPGCPREC 33-90, 1990

PREC 34-90    Bankruptcy Procedures - Education Overpayments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 34-90,  VAOPGCPREC 34-90, 1990

PREC 35-90    Limitations on Educational Assistance under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681]    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 35-90,  VAOPGCPREC 35-90, 1990

PREC 36-90    Limitations on Educational Assistance under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] limitations - internships/residences   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 36-90,  VAOPGCPREC 36-90, 1990

PREC 37-90    Applicability of Government Employees Training Act as a Limitation under 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] to payment of Educational Assistance Allowance      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 37-90,  VAOPGCPREC 37-90, 1990

PREC 38-90    Liability of Training Establishment for Overpayments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 38-90,  VAOPGCPREC 38-90, 1990

PREC 39-90    Payments for CLEP Tests Administration Fees  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 39-90,  VAOPGCPREC 39-90, 1990

PREC 40-90    Payment of Educational Assistance Allowances to Individuals participating in the Health Professions Scholarship Program   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 40-90,  VAOPGCPREC 40-90, 1990

PREC 41-90    Continuity of Service within the Meaning of VA Regulation 11040  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 41-90,  VAOPGCPREC 41-90, 1990

PREC 42-90    Non-application of 38 USC § 1789 [now § 3689](b)(4) - Combination Residence & off-campus training   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 42-90,  VAOPGCPREC 42-90, 1990

PREC 43-90    Work-study Supervision - Proper Utilization & Supervision of Veteran-Students   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 43-90,  VAOPGCPREC 43-90, 1990

PREC 44-90    Application of NC Sales tax to sales of Books & Supplies to VA Vocational Rehabilitation Students   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 44-90,  VAOPGCPREC 44-90, 1990

PREC 45-90    Application of Dual Compensation to Veteran-Student Services Program   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 45-90,  VAOPGCPREC 45-90, 1990

PREC 46-90    Application of 38 USC § 1775 [now § 3675] & VAR 14200 & 14280 [now 38 CFR § 21.4200 & 21.4280]   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. .46-90,  VAOPGCPREC 46-90, 1990

PREC 47-90    Utilization of a Work-study Veteran Student to Provide Transportation to Service-Disabled [Chapter 31] Service-disabled veteran  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 47-90,  VAOPGCPREC 47-90, 1990

PREC 48-90    Prison Training  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 48-90,  VAOPGCPREC 48-90, 1990

PREC 49-90    Discontinuance of Educational Benefits Payments  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 49-90,  VAOPGCPREC 49-90, 1990

PREC 50-90    Eligibility for Educational Benefits under Chapter 32 - 12 month Participation Restriction   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 50-90,  VAOPGCPREC 50-90, 1990

PREC 51-90    School Liability - School vs. Veteran Liability  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 51-90,  VAOPGCPREC 51-90, 1990

PREC 52-90    Application of 38 USC § 1781 [now § 3681] to the related Instruction Portion of Apprenticeship or OJT Program   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 52-90,  VAOPGCPREC 52-90, 1990

PREC 53-90    School Liability - Reporting Requirements  Citation:   Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 53-90,  VAOPGCPREC 53-90, 1990

PREC 54-90    38 USC § 1673 [now § 3473](a)(2) - Enrollment Limitation  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 54-90,  VAOPGCPREC 54-90, 1990

PREC 55-90    Interpretation of 38 USC § 1784 [now § 3684] and § 1785 [now § 3685] & Va Regulations 14009 & 14209   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 55-90,  VAOPGCPREC 55-90, 1990

PREC 56-90    Combination Residence - Correspondence Courses  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 56-90,  VAOPGCPREC 56-90, 1990

PREC 57-90    Definition of "Proprietary Educational Institution" in 38 USC 1673(d) excludes Military Aero Flight Clubs operated as Federal Instrumentalities  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 57-90,  VAOPGCPREC 57-90, 1990

PREC 58-90    War Orphan Benefits for the Children of New Philippine Army Scouts who have elected to receive Lump-Sum BEC Benefits  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 58-90,  VAOPGCPREC 58-90, 1990

PREC 59-90    Power of Attorney to Flight School to Cash Government Checks for Educational Assistance Allowance  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 59-90,  VAOPGCPREC 59-90, 1990

PREC 60-90    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation pursuant to 38 USC 314, Specially Adapted Housing pursuant to 38 USC 801, and Adaptive Equipment pursuant to 38 USC 1901   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 60-90,  VAOPGCPREC 60-90, 1990

PREC 61-90    Reconsideration of OGC PREC 15-56 that Minor Stepchild Serving in Military not Member of Veteran's Household   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 61-90,  VAOPGCPREC 61-90, 1990

PREC 62-90    Waiver of National Service Life Insurance Premiums under 38 USC 712  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 62-90,  VAOPGCPREC 62-90, 1990

PREC 63-90    Benefits for Blind Veterans under 38 USC § 614 [now § 1714] - Equality for Economically Handicapped   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 63-90,  VAOPGCPREC 63-90, 1990

PREC 64-90    Payment Provision Pub.L. 87-574 § 2 - 38 USC § 618 [now § 1718]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 64-90,  VAOPGCPREC 64-90, 1990

PREC 65-90    Concurrent Payment of Employees' Compensation to Widow & Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) to Child when he attains Age 18 - BEC & DIC - Child in School   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 65-90,  VAOPGCPREC 65-90, 1990

PREC 66-90    Protection of Ratings for Defective Hearing under superseded criteria [overruled by Fugere v. Derwinski, 1 Vet. App. 103 (1990)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 66-90,  VAOPGCPREC 66-90, 1990

PREC 67-90    Congenital/Developmental Conditions under 38 CFR 3.303(C)      Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 67-90,  VAOPGCPREC 67-90, 1990

PREC 68-90    Applicability of 38 USC § 410 [now § 1310](b) where Total Disability may have Preceded Effective Date of total Disability Rating  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 68-90,  VAOPGCPREC 68-90, 1990

PREC 69-90    Application of Change in Law during Pendency of Appeal - BVA Authority to decide Radiation Case using Criteria superseded by 38 CFR § 3.311(b)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 69-90,  VAOPGCPREC 69-90, 1990

PREC 70-90    Countablity for Improved Pension Purposes of Interest Accrued on Retirement Annuity Accounts (IRAs)   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 70-90,  VAOPGCPREC 70-90, 1990

PREC 71-90    Treatment of Tribal per capita Payments for Increased Pension Purposes   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 71-90,  VAOPGCPREC 71-90, 1990

PREC 72-90    Trust Property, Countable Income & Net Worth  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 72-90,  VAOPGCPREC 72-90, 1990

PREC 73-90    Scope of 38 USC § 360 [now 1160] in relation to 38 USC § 351 [now §1151]    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 73-90,  VAOPGCPREC 73-90, 1990

PREC 74-90    Discontinuance of apportionment due to Divorce  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 74-90,  VAOPGCPREC 74-90, 1990

PREC 75-90    Entitlement to Service-Connected Benefits Where Disability or Death is Compensable under 38 USC § 360 [now § 1160] vs. under 38 USC § 410 [now § 1310](b) & § 412 "As if" Service-Connected    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 75-90,  VAOPGCPREC 75-90, 1990

PREC 76-90    Income from Lands held in Trust by Federal Government for Indian Tribes - Countability for VA Pension Purposes     Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 76-90,  VAOPGCPREC 76-90, 1990

PREC 77-90    Period of Eligibility for Insurance -Secondary Service-connection - New Eligibility for SDVI   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 77-90,  VAOPGCPREC 77-90, 1990

PREC 78-90    Effect of Veteran's Election to receive Military Retirement Pay on Surviving Spouse's Entitlement to DIC under 38 USC 410(b)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 78-90,  VAOPGCPREC 78-90, 1990

PREC 79-90    Offset of Survivors Benefits [DIC] under 38 USC § 351 [now § 1151]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 79-90,  VAOPGCPREC 79-90, 1990

PREC 80-90    Interpretation of 38 USC § 351 [now § 1151] in relation to 38 USC § 410(b) [now § 1310] eligibility   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 80-90,  VAOPGCPREC 80-90, 1990

PREC 81-90    Mineral Lease Income   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 81-90,  VAOPGCPREC 81-90, 1990

PREC 82-90    Congenital/Developmental conditions under 38 CFR 3.303(c )    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 82-90,  VAOPGCPREC 82-90, 1990

PREC 83-90    Course Substitution by Institution - 38 USC § 1782 [now § 3682]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 83-90,  VAOPGCPREC 83-90, 1990

PREC 84-90    Statute of Limitations on Education Loans  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 84-90,  VAOPGCPREC 84-90, 1990

PREC 85-90    Waived Income for Pension Purposes - Withdrawal of Social Security Application   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 85-90,  VAOPGCPREC 85-90, 1990

PREC 86-90    Entitlement to Serivce-Connected Disability Benefits for Heart Attack Sustained during Inactive Duty Training   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 86-90,  VAOPGCPREC 86-90, 1990

PREC 87-90    Veterans' Job Training Act (VJTA - Pub .L. 98-77) & Veterans' Home Loan Program & Improvement Act of 1987 (Pub.L. 100-198)  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 87-90,  VAOPGCPREC 87-90, 1990.

PREC 88-90    Effective Date of Compensation under 38 U.S.C § 314 [now § 1114(k)]  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 88-90,  VAOPGCPREC 88-90, 1990

PREC 89-90    Reconsiderations by the Board of Veterans Appeals Pursuant to 38 U.S.C.§ 4003  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 89-90,  VAOPGCPREC 89-90, 1990

PREC 90-90    Inference of Marriage of a Veteran's Child- Can additional compensation be denied under 38 CFR § 3.500  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 90-90,  VAOPGCPREC 90-90, 1990

PREC 91-90    Interest Rate Limitation under Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil Relief Act  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 91-90,  VAOPGCPREC 91-90, 1990

PREC 92-90    Application of Manufactured Home Downpayment Requirement to Continuation of Liability Cases   Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec   92-90,  VAOPGCPREC 92-90, 1990

PREC 93-90    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation for Anatomical Loss of A Creative Organ   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 93-90,  VAOPGCPREC 93-90, 1990

PREC 94-90    Total Rating Requirement for Specially Adapted Housing under 38 USC § 801 [now § 2101](a) Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 94-90,  VAOPGCPREC 94-90, 1990

PREC 95-90    Eligibility of Refinancing Loan for Guaranty  Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 95-90,  VAOPGCPREC 95-90, 1990

PREC 96-90    Vendee Loan Sales   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 96-90,  VAOPGCPREC 96-90, 1990

PREC 97-90    Review of Refunding Decision -not question of fact or law per 38 USC § 211 [now § 5111](a)(1)    Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 97-90,  VAOPGCPREC 97-90, 1990

PREC 98-90    Eligibility for Waiver of Indebtedness Citation: Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 98-90,  VAOPGCPREC 98-90, 1990

PREC 99-90    Benefits under 38 CFR § 3.358( c) for HIV infection acquired through Blood Transfusion   Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 99-90,  VAOPGCPREC 99-90, 1990

PREC 100-90    Impact of P.L. 101-237 on 38 USC § 362 - Clothing Allowance Citation:  Vet.Aff.Op.Gen.Couns.Prec. 100-90,  VAOPGCPREC 100-90, 1990

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