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VA RIN: 2900-AO73 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits  
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations governing entitlement to VA pension and other VA needs-based benefit programs. The amended regulations establish new requirements pertaining to the evaluation of net worth and asset transfers for pension purposes and identify those medical expenses that may be deducted from countable income for VA’s needs-based benefit programs. The amendments maintain the integrity of VA's needs-based benefit programs, and clarify and address issues necessary for the consistent adjudication of pension and parents’ dependency and indemnity compensation claims. Finally, the amendments implement statutory changes pertaining to certain pension beneficiaries who receive Medicaid-covered nursing home care.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 3.261    38 CFR 3.262    38 CFR 3.263    38 CFR 3.270    38 CFR 3.271    38 CFR 3.272    38 CFR 3.274    38 CFR 3.275    38 CFR 3.276    38 CFR 3.277    38 CFR 3.278    38 CFR 3.279    38 CFR 3.503    38 CFR 3.551    38 CFR 3.660    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    38 U.S.C. 1503    38 U.S.C. 1522    38 U.S.C. 1543    38 U.S.C. 1832    38 U.S.C. 5110    38 U.S.C. 5112    38 U.S.C. 5503    42 U.S.C. 300(c)-22 (note)    38 U.S.C. 1315(f)(3)    42 U.S.C. 1437 (note)    42 U.S.C. 2210 (note)    42 U.S.C. 7385(e)    50 U.S.C. 1989(c)-5    38 U.S.C. 1506(1)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/23/2015  80 FR 3839   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/24/2015 
Final Rule  02/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Martha A. Schimpf
Pension and Fiduciary Service (21P)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:505 364-4817
Fax:505 346-4861
Email: martha.schimpf@va.gov