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Title 38Chapter IPart 20


TITLE 38—Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

CHAPTER I—DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED)

PART 20—BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS: RULES OF PRACTICE

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§20.1
Rule 1. Purpose and construction of Rules of Practice.
§20.2
Rule 2. Procedure in absence of specific Rule of Practice.
§20.3
Rule 3. Definitions.
§§20.4-20.99
[Reserved]
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Subpart B—THE BOARD

§20.100
Rule 100. Name, business hours, and mailing address of the Board.
§20.101
Rule 101. Jurisdiction of the Board.
§20.102
Rule 102. Delegation of authority—Rules of Practice.
§§20.103-20.199
[Reserved]
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Subpart C—COMMENCEMENT AND PERFECTION OF APPEAL

§20.200
Rule 200. What constitutes an appeal.
§20.201
Rule 201. Notice of Disagreement.
§20.202
Rule 202. Substantive Appeal.
§20.203
[Reserved]
§20.204
Rule 204. Withdrawal of Appeal.
§§20.205-20.299
[Reserved]
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Subpart D—FILING

§20.300
Rule 300. Place of filing Notice of Disagreement and Substantive Appeal.
§20.301
Rule 301. Who can file an appeal.
§20.302
Rule 302. Time limit for filing Notice of Disagreement, Substantive Appeal, and response to Supplemental Statement of the Case.
§20.303
Rule 303. Extension of time for filing Substantive Appeal and response to Supplemental Statement of the Case.
§20.304
Rule 304. Filing additional evidence does not extend time limit for appeal.
§20.305
Rule 305. Computation of time limit for filing.
§20.306
Rule 306. Legal holidays.
§§20.307-20.399
[Reserved]
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Subpart E—ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS

§20.400
Rule 400. Action by claimant or representative on notification of administrative appeal.
§20.401
Rule 401. Effect of decision on administrative or merged appeal on claimant's appellate rights.
§§20.402-20.499
[Reserved]
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Subpart F—SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTESTED CLAIMS

§20.500
Rule 500. Who can file an appeal in simultaneously contested claims.
§20.501
Rule 501. Time limits for filing Notice of Disagreement, Substantive Appeal, and response to Supplemental Statement of the Case in simultaneously contested claims.
§20.502
Rule 502. Time limit for response to appeal by another contesting party in a simultaneously contested claim.
§20.503
Rule 503. Extension of time for filing a Substantive Appeal in simultaneously contested claims.
§20.504
Rule 504. Notices sent to last addresses of record in simultaneously contested claims.
§§20.505-20.599
[Reserved]
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Subpart G—REPRESENTATION

§20.600
Rule 600. Right to representation.
§§20.601-20.607
[Reserved]
§20.608
Rule 608. Withdrawal of services by a representative.
§§20.612-20.699
[Reserved]
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Subpart H—HEARINGS ON APPEAL

§20.700
Rule 700. General.
§20.701
Rule 701. Who may present oral argument.
§20.702
Rule 702. Scheduling and notice of hearings conducted by the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, DC.
§20.703
Rule 703. When a hearing before the Board of Veterans' Appeals at a Department of Veterans Affairs field facility may be requested.
§20.704
Rule 704. Scheduling and notice of hearings conducted by the Board of Veterans' Appeals at Department of Veterans Affairs field facilities.
§20.705
Rule 705. Where hearings are conducted.
§20.706
Rule 706. Functions of the presiding Member.
§20.707
Rule 707. Designation of Member or Members to conduct the hearing.
§20.708
Rule 708. Prehearing conference.
§20.709
Rule 709. Procurement of additional evidence following a hearing.
§20.710
Rule 710. Witnesses at hearings.
§20.711
Rule 711. Subpoenas.
§20.712
Rule 712. Expenses of appellants, representatives, and witnesses incident to hearings not reimbursable by the Government.
§20.713
Rule 713. Hearings in simultaneously contested claims.
§20.714
Rule 714. Record of hearing.
§20.715
Rule 715. Recording of hearing by appellant or representative.
§20.716
Rule 716. Correction of hearing transcripts.
§20.717
Rule 717. Loss of hearing tapes or transcripts—motion for new hearing.
§§20.718-20.799
[Reserved]
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Subpart I—EVIDENCE

§20.800
Rule 800. Submission of additional evidence after initiation of appeal.
§§20.801-20.899
[Reserved]
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Subpart J—ACTION BY THE BOARD

§20.900
Rule 900. Order of consideration of appeals.
§20.901
Rule 901. Medical opinions and opinions of the General Counsel.
§20.902
Rule 902. Filing of requests for the procurement of opinions.
§20.903
Rule 903. Notification of evidence to be considered by the Board and opportunity for response.
§20.904
Rule 904. Vacating a decision.
§§20.905-20.999
[Reserved]
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Subpart K—RECONSIDERATION

§20.1000
Rule 1000. When reconsideration is accorded.
§20.1001
Rule 1001. Filing and disposition of motion for reconsideration.
§20.1002
Rule 1002. [Reserved]
§20.1003
Rule 1003. Hearings on reconsideration.
§§20.1004-20.1099
[Reserved]
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Subpart L—FINALITY

§20.1100
Rule 1100. Finality of decisions of the Board.
§20.1101
Rule 1101. [Reserved]
§20.1102
Rule 1102. Harmless error.
§20.1103
Rule 1103. Finality of determinations of the agency of original jurisdiction where appeal is not perfected.
§20.1104
Rule 1104. Finality of determinations of the agency of original jurisdiction affirmed on appeal.
§20.1105
Rule 1105. New claim after promulgation of appellate decision.
§20.1106
Rule 1106. Claim for death benefits by survivor—prior unfavorable decisions during veteran's lifetime.
§§20.1107-20.1199
[Reserved]
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Subpart M—PRIVACY ACT

§20.1200
Rule 1200. Privacy Act request—appeal pending.
§20.1201
Rule 1201. Amendment of appellate decisions.
§§20.1202-20.1299
[Reserved]
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Subpart N—MISCELLANEOUS

§20.1300
Rule 1300. Removal of Board records.
§20.1301
Rule 1301. Disclosure of information.
§20.1302
Rule 1302. Death of appellant during pendency of appeal before the Board.
§20.1303
Rule 1303. Nonprecedential nature of Board decisions.
§20.1304
Rule 1304. Request for change in representation, request for personal hearing, or submission of additional evidence following certification of an appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
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Subpart O—REVISION OF DECISIONS ON GROUNDS OF CLEAR AND UNMISTAKABLE ERROR

§20.1400
Rule 1400. Motions to revise Board decisions.
§20.1401
Rule 1401. Definitions.
§20.1402
Rule 1402. Inapplicability of other rules.
§20.1403
Rule 1403. What constitutes clear and unmistakable error; what does not.
§20.1404
Rule 1404. Filing and pleading requirements; withdrawal.
§20.1405
Rule 1405. Disposition.
§20.1406
Rule 1406. Effect of revision; discontinuance or reduction of benefits.
§20.1407
Rule 1407. Motions by the Board.
§20.1408
Rule 1408. Special rules for simultaneously contested claims.
§20.1409
Rule 1409. Finality and appeal.
§20.1410
Rule 1410. Stays pending court action.
§20.1411
Rule 1411. Relationship to other statutes.
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Subpart P—EXPEDITED CLAIMS ADJUDICATION INITIATIVE—PILOT PROGRAM

§20.1500
Rule 1500. Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative.
§20.1501
Rule 1501. Definitions.
§20.1502
Rule 1502. Eligibility.
§20.1503
Rule 1503. Election, identification of evidence, and representation.
§20.1504
Rule 1504. Time limits.
§20.1505
Rule 1505. Review of initial benefits claim decision.
§20.1506
Rule 1506. Board review of cases.
§20.1507
Rule 1507. Hearings.
§20.1508
Rule 1508. Waiver.
§20.1509
Rule 1509. Compliance and revocation of participation.
§20.1510
Rule 1510. Termination of the Initiative.
Appendix
Appendix A to Part 20—Cross-References


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