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VA RIN: 2900-AP84 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War Veterans 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War.  This amendment is necessary to extend the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses that must become manifest to a compensable degree in order that entitlement for compensation be established.  The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy and preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War veterans and ensure fairness for current and future Persian Gulf War veterans.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 3.317   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim 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 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Rasmussen
Regulations Staff (211D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington , DC 20420
Phone:202 461-1756
Email: michael.rasmussen@va.gov