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Office of General Counsel

Opinions Year 1997


PRECEDENT OPINIONS

PREC 1-97    Countability of Distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts as Income for Purposes of Pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 1-97, VAOPGCPREC 1-97, 1997

PREC 2-97    Secondary Service Connection of a Disability Resulting from a Veteran's Alcohol or Drug Abuse - 38 C.F.R. § 3.310(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 2-97, VAOPGCPREC 2-97, 1997

PREC 3-97   Offset of Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1318      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 3-97, VAOPGCPREC 3-97, 1997

PREC 4-97    Board of Veterans' Appeals Jurisdiction in Matters pertaining to Garnishment of Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 4-97, VAOPGCPREC 4-97, 1997

PREC 5-97    Dental Care Eligibility - Neilson v. Brown, 7 Vet. App. 22 (1994)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 5-97, VAOPGCPREC 5-97, 1997

PREC 6-97    Official Information regarding Incarceration pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 5313     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 6-97, VAOPGCPREC 6-97, 1997

PREC 7-97    Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 1151 for Disability Incurred as the "Result of Hospitalization"     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-97, VAOPGCPREC 8-97, 1997

PREC 8-97    Applicability of 38 C.F.R. § 3.310 to Disability Proximately to or the result of Disability covered by 38 U.S.C. § 1151     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 8-97, VAOPGCPREC 8-97, 1997

PREC 9-97    Perfecting an Appeal after issuance of a Supplemental Statement of the Case - 39 U.S.C. § 7105(d); 38 C.F.R. § 20.301(c)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 9-97, VAOPGCPREC 9-97, 1997

PREC 10-97    Treatment of Alaska Native Corporation Distributions for Improved-Pension Purposes     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 10-97, VAOPGCPREC 10-97, 1997

PREC 11-97    Application of Amended Rating Schedule Provisions in Pending Claims involving Ratings for Mental Disorders    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 11-97, VAOPGCPREC 11-97, 1997

PREC 12-97    Payments of Attorney Fees from Past-due Benefits under 38 U.S.C. § 5904(d)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 12-97, VAOPGCPREC 12-97, 1997

PREC 13-97    Reduction of a Total Disability Rating based on Individual Unemployability due to removal from the "Work Possible Environment"     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 13-97, VAOPGCPREC 13-97, 1997

PREC 14-97    Application of 38 U.S.C. § 1151 to Vocational Rehabilitation Program Participants       Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 14-97, VAOPGCPREC 14-97, 1997 

PREC 15-97    Treatment of Income received from Bonds of Tribal Enterprise     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 15-97, VAOPGCPREC 15-97, 1997

PREC 16-97    Application of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-275, §§ 502 & 507 - Clothing Allowance; Accrued Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 16-97, VAOPGCPREC 16-97, 1997

PREC 17-97    Payment of Vocational Training expenses directly to a Veteran     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 17-97, VAOPGCPREC 17-97, 1997

REC 18-97    Presumptive Service Connection for Diseases associated with Herbicide Exposure - Metastasized Cancer     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 18-97, VAOPGCPREC 18-97, 1997

PREC 19-97    Secondary Service Connection based on Nicotine Dependence     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 19-97, VAOPGCPREC 19-97, 1997

PREC 20-97    Definition of Insanity in 38 C.F.R. § 3.354(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 20-97, VAOPGCPREC 20-97, 1997

PREC 21-97    Pension Income: Characterization of Per Capita Distributions of Revenues from Gaming on Tribal Trust Land     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 21-97, VAOPGCPREC 21-97, 1997

PREC 22-97    Mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Deposit)      Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 22-97, VAOPGCPREC 22-97, 1997

PREC 23-97    Multiple Ratings for Knee Disability     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 23-97, VAOPGCPREC 23-97, 1997

PREC 24-97    Special Housing Adaptation for Veteran receiving Compensation under Section 1151     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 24-97, VAOPGCPREC 24-97, 1997

PREC 25-97    Treatment of Military Retired Pay paid directly to an Ex-Spouse in determining entitlement to Need-based Benefits     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 25-97, VAOPGCPREC 25-97, 1997

PREC 26-97    Retroactive Benefits in Claims for Service Connection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 26-97, VAOPGCPREC 26-97, 1997

PREC 27-97    Service in the Republic of Vietnam for purposes of Definition of Vietnam Era - 38 U.S.C. § 101(29)(a)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 27-97, VAOPGCPREC 27-97, 1997

PREC 28-97    Eligibility for Supplemental SDVI     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 28-97, VAOPGCPREC 28-97, 1997

PREC 29-97    Application of 38 C.F.R. § 3.105(e) - Reduction in Service-Connected Disability Rating     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 29-97, VAOPGCPREC 29-97, 1997

PREC 30-97    Entitlement to Special Monthly Compensation for Disarticulation of the Hips following preexisting Paraplegia     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 30-97, VAOPGCPREC 30-97, 1997

PREC 31-97    Reconsideration of Regional Office Decision reducing Rating     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 31-97, VAOPGCPREC 31-97, 1997

PREC 32-97    Authority for Evaluating Unilateral Hearing Impairment     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 32-97, VAOPGCPREC 32-97, 1997

PREC 33-97    Treatment of Assets placed in a Special Needs Trust in determining Eligibility for Improved Pension     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 33-97, VAOPGCPREC 33-97, 1997

PREC 34-97    Application of 38 U.S.C. § 3104(b)    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 34-97, VAOPGCPREC 34-97, 1997

PREC 35-97   Effective Date of Award of Dependency and  Indemnity Compensation     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 35-97, VAOPGCPREC 35-97, 1997

PREC 36-97   Applicability of 38 C.F.R. §§ 4.40, 4.45 and 3.321(b)(1) in Rating Disability under Diagnostic Code 5293 (intervertebral Disc Syndrome)     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 36-97, VAOPGCPREC 36-97, 1997

PREC 37-1997    Opinion requested concerning Attorney Fees    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 37-97, VAOPGCPREC 37-97, 1997

PREC 38-97    Failure to apply Evidentiary Presumption as a basis to Reopen Claim     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 38--97, VAOPGCPREC 38-97, 1997

PREC 39-97   Countability as Income of Reparations paid to Victims of Nazi Persecution     Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 39-97, VAOPGCPREC 39-97, 1997

PREC 40-97    Effective Date of Amendments to 38 U.S.C. § 1151 made by Pub. L. No. 104-204    Citation: Vet. Aff. Op. Gen Couns. Prec. 40-97, VAOPGCPREC 40-97, 1997

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