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VA RIN: 2900-AQ11 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position Title--Revision 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register on May 2, 2016, which added to a number of regulations in part 21, Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations used the title of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) for the position responsible for making certain determinations with respect to chapter 31 services and benefits. The preamble to the interim final rule inaccurately cites supporting documents and fails to clarify the qualifications and duties of the VRC. This final rule corrects those inaccuracies and more clearly explains the basis for the final rule.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 21   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/17/2017  82 FR 54295   
Interim Final Rule Effective  11/17/2017 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/18/2017 
Final Action  12/00/2022 
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:
C.J. Riley
Policy Analyst
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9600