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Office of General Counsel

Opinions Year 1991


PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-91    Cramdowns under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code                    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 1-91, VAOPGCPREC 1-91, 1991

PREC 2-91    Is VA liable to Pay Interest to Lenders on the Miscalculation of "Net Value?”       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 2-91, VAOPGCPREC 2-91,  1991

PREC 3-91   Secretary's authority to comply with certain Conditions Specified in Loan Sale Agreements for AHT VIII & to amend AHT VI & AHT VII Documents Citation :  Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 3-91, VAOPGCPREC 3-91, 1991

PREC 4-91    Failure to submit to Medical Examination - Insistence on the Presence of an Attorney & Use of a Recording Device     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 4-91, VAOPGCPREC 4-91, 1991

PREC 5-91    Payment of Charges to State Soldiers' Homes from Appropriated Funds when Payments have been discontinued under P.L. 86-146                  Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 5-91, VAOPGCPREC 5-91, 1991

PREC 6-91    Gratuitous Benefits, Pub. L. 86-146       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 6-91, VAOPGCPREC 6-91, 1991

PREC 7-91    Eligibility for Invalid Lift      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 7-91, VAOPGCPREC 7-91, 1991

PREC 8-91    Clarification of Certain Provisions of P.L. 86-639 & DM Circular 10-2009       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 8-91, VAOPGCPREC 8-91, 1991

PREC 9-91    Gratuitous Benefits, P.L. 86-146      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 9-91, VAOPGCPREC 9-91, 1991

PREC 10-91    Application of 38 USC 102(a) to Claims for PFOP      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 10-91, VAOPGCPREC 10-91, 1991

PREC 11-91    Change of Use of State Nursing Home Care Units Constructed with Grant Funds      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 11-91, VAOPGCPREC 11-91, 1991

PREC 12-91    Entitlement of a Reservist to Payment of Unauthorized Medical Expenses       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 12-91, VAOPGCPREC 12-91, 1991

PREC 13-91    Entitlement of Veterans to Drugs & Medicines under 38 USC 612(h)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 13-91, VAOPGCPREC 13-91, 1991

PREC 14-91    Transportation of Volunteers       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 14-91, VAOPGCPREC 14-91, 1991

PREC 15-91    Legal Authority to Contract for Guard Services      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 15-91, VAOPGCPREC 15-91, 1991

PREC 16-91    Parental Consent for Surgery on a Minor Veteran      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 16-91, VAOPGCPREC 16-91, 1991

PREC 17-91    Home Dialysis       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 17-91, VAOPGCPREC 17-91, 1991

PREC 18-91    Authority of VA to inspect Packages     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 18-91, VAOPGCPREC18-91, 1991

PREC 19-91    Removal of Automobiles from VA Grounds       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 19-91, VAOPGCPREC 19-91, 1991

PREC 20-91    Statute of Limitations for Claims against the General Post Fund Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 20-91, VAOPGCPREC 20-91, 1991

PREC 21-91    Dental Service under 38 USC § 612(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 21-91, VAOPGCPREC 21-91, 1991

PREC 22-91    Autopsy on Veteran who dies outside VA Facility while in Post-Hospital Care Status       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 22-91, VAOPGCPREC 22-91, 1991

PREC 23-91    Community Contract Nursing Home Program Additional Payments    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 23-91, VAOPGCPREC 23-91, 1991

PREC 24-91    Use of Cooperative Living/Therapeutic Community Facilities       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 24-91, VAOPGCPREC 24-91, 1991

PREC 25-91    Donation of Kidneys for Transplant      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 25-91, VAOPGCPREC 25-91, 1991

PREC 26-91    Advisory Committee on Cemeteries & Memorials - Interpret 38 USC 1001 [now 2301] - Cong Rpt 030-91       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 26-91, VAOPGCPREC 26-91, 1991

PREC 27-91    Application of 38 USC 210 ( c)(3)(A)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 27-91, VAOPGCPREC 27-91, 1991

PREC 28-91    Provision of Drugs & Medicines to Residents of State Veterans Homes           Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 28-91, VAOPGCPREC 28-91, 1991

PREC 29-91    Change of Use of State Nursing Home Care Units Constructed with Grant Funds     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 29-91, VAOPGCPREC 29-91, 1991

PREC 30-91    Applicability of Limitations of 38 USC § 601 [now § 1701](4)( c)(iii) to Puerto Rico      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 30-91, VAOPGCPREC 30-91, 1991

PREC 31-91    Interpretation of 38 USC 618    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 31-91, VAOPGCPREC 31-91, 1991

PREC 32-91    Hospital Based Home Care Program for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation - Home Renovations 38 USC § 617 [now § 1717]        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 32-91, VAOPGCPREC 32-91, 1991

PREC 33-91    Juvenile Offenses occurring on VA Property     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 33-91, VAOPGCPREC 33-91, 1991

PREC 34-91    Provision of Additional Water and/or Electrical Service for Home Dialysis Patients       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 34-91, VAOPGCPREC 34-91, 1991

PREC 35-91    Continued Hospitalization of a Veteran      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 35-91, VAOPGCPREC 35-91, 1991

PREC 36-91    Application for an Automobile      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 36-91, VAOPGCPREC 36-91, 1991

PREC 37-91    Responsibility to Return Competent Patients to the Hospital   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 37-91, VAOPGCPREC 37-91, 1991

PREC 38-91 VI State Home Construction Overruled by PREC 55-91 Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 38-91, VAOPGCPREC 38-91, 1991

PREC 39-91    Banking Facilities in VA Hospital   Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 39-91, VAOPGCPREC 39-91, 1991

PREC 40-91    Authority to Limit the provision of Outpatient Services under 38 USC 109      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 40-91, VAOPGCPREC 40-91, 1991

PREC 41-91    Furnishing Drugs & Medicines Prescribed by Private Physicians -38 USC § 612 [now § 1712] (h)        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 41-91, VAOPGCPREC 41-91, 1991

PREC 42-91    Establishment of Exercise Programs at VA Medical Centers for VA Employees     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 42-91, VAOPGCPREC 42-91, 1991

PREC 43-91    VA Prosthetic & Medical Equipment Loan Program - Consequences of Damage to Loaned Equipment - 38 USC § 1902 [now § 3902] to Veterans     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 43-91, VAOPGCPREC 43-91, 1991

PREC 44-91    Guardianship Policy - Advice given by VA Social Workers       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 44-91, VAOPGCPREC 44-91, 1991

PREC 45-91    Automobile Allowance under 38 USC 1902(a) for a Leased Automobile    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 45-91, VAOPGCPREC 45-91, 1991

PREC 46-91    Taking of Patients' blood, urine & breath specimens for Drug & Alcohol Analysis for Admittance to & while in a VA Domiciliary      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 46-91, VAOPGCPREC 46-91, 1991

PREC 47-91    Applicability of State Laws to VA Facilities in Massachusetts administering Psychotropic Drugs     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 47-91, VAOPGCPREC 47-91, 1991

PREC 48-91    Legal Liability in providing References for Staff Appts .            Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 48-91, VAOPGCPREC 48-91, 1991

PREC 49-91    Patient Meal Preparation Program as a form of Rehabilitation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 49-91, VAOPGCPREC 49-91, 1991

PREC 50-91   Protection of Service-Connection for a non-existent Disability - 38 USC 359 [now 1159]      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 50-91, VAOPGCPREC 50-91, 1991

PREC 51-91    Reimbursement of costs incurred by a Veteran's Wife in the Prepurchase of a Veteran's Headstone under 38 USC 906 [now 2306](d)            Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 51-91, VAOPGCPREC 51-91, 1991

PREC 52-91    Setoff of Federal Tort Claims Act Damages under 38 USC 351 [now 1151]       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 52-91, VAOPGCPREC 52-91, 1991

PREC 53-91    Requirement of a Supplemental Statement of the case following remand by Court of Veterans Appeals         Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 53-91, VAOPGCPREC 53-91, 1991

PREC 54-91     Reporting Waived Loan Guaranty Debts to the IRS      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 54-91, VAOPGCPREC 54-91, 1991

PREC 55-91    Virgin Islands - State Home Construction Overruled by Prec 38-91 Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 55-91, VAOPGCPREC 55-91, 1991

PREC 56-91    Spouse's Period Eligibility for Dependent's Educational Assistance Allowance- 38 USC 1712 (b)/(d)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 56-91, VAOPGCPREC 56-91, 1991

PREC 57-91   Eligibility for Burial Benefits based on Service in Amer Merchant Marine - Period for Submission of Claims      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 57-91, VAOPGCPREC 57-91, 1991

PREC 58-91    Meaning of "Legal Impediment" for Purposes of Deemed Valid Marriage under 38 USC 103(a) - Common Law Marriage       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 58-91, VAOPGCPREC 58-91, 1991

PREC 59-91    Reduction of Compensation during Incarceration 38 USC 3113 [now 5313] - Community Control     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 59-91, VAOPGCPREC 59-91, 1991

PREC 60-91    Public Law 101-625 - RESPA Amendments       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 60-91, VAOPGCPREC 60-91, 1991

PREC 61-91    Effect of a discharge under Dishonorable Conditions on Eligibility for Gratuitous Veterans' Benefits based on a prior period of Honorable Service     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 61-91, VAOPGCPREC 61-91, 1991

PREC 62-91    Consideration of VA Compensation Benefits in computation of Tax credits       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 62-91, VAOPGCPREC 62-91, 1991

PREC 63-91    Immunity from Liability under 38 USC 4116 [now 7316] & 28 USC 2679 XXXXX      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 63-91, VAOPGCPREC 63-91, 1991

PREC 64-91    Estates of Incompetent Veterans - Implementation of 38 USC 5505 & 38 CFR 13.109       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 64-91, VAOPGCPREC 64-91, 1991

PREC 65-91    Electronic Claims & Facsimile Documents as Evidence      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 65-91, VAOPGCPREC 65-91, 1991

PREC 66-91    Evaluation of Separately Ratable Disabilities        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 66-91,  VAOPGCPREC 66-91, 1991

PREC 67-91 Recoupment of Disability Severance Pay from Disability Compensation Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 67-91, VAOPGCPREC 67-91, 1991

PREC 68-91    Clear & Unmistakable Error, Change in Diagnosis; Minimum Rating for Multiple Sclerosis      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 68-91, VAOPGCPREC 68-91, 1991

PREC 69-91    Retroactive Payment of Chapter 35 due to Establishment of Service Connection for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma        Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 69-91, VAOPGCPREC 69-91, 1991

PREC 70-91    Reconsiderations by the Board of Veterans Appeals      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 70-91, VAOPGCPREC 70-91, 1991

PREC 71-91    Scope of 38 CFR 3.105(e)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 71-91, VAOPGCPREC 71-91, 1991

PREC 72-91    Interpretation of 38 USC 3681(a)(1)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 72-91, VAOPGCPREC 72-91, 1991

PREC 73-91    Effect on Pension Eligibility of Transfer of Assets into a Trust    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 73-91, VAOPGCPREC 73-91, 1991

PREC 74-91    Insurance Coverage Information      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 74-91, VAOPGCPREC 74-91, 1991

PREC 75-91    Unemployability due to Service-Connected Disability          Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 75-91, VAOPGCPREC 75-91, 1991

 

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