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VA RIN: 2900-AQ87 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Fees for the Representation of Claimants Before the Department of Veterans Affairs 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to amend existing regulations in part 14 of title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations relating to the charging of fees for representation of VA claimants by agents and attorneys and the direct payment of fees by VA to attorneys from claimants’ benefits.  These amendments will update the system with regard to the process of determining the amount of the fee and payment procedures for attorneys and agents who are discharged by the claimant or withdraw from representation before the award of benefits has been made, address recent decisions by the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims relating to fees, and clarify and improve the existing regulations.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 14.631    38 CFR 14.632    38 CFR 14.633    38 CFR 14.636    38 CFR 14.637   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    38 U.S.C. 5901    38 U.S.C. 5904    38 U.S.C. 5905   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2022 
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:
Jonathan Taylor
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-7650