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VA RIN: 2900-AQ99 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Bar to Approval 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern VA’s Administration of Educational Assistance programs.  This rulemaking implements the mandates of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 by requiring the State Approving Agency (SAA), or the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (when acting as the SAA), to disapprove, for purposes of VA educational assistance programs, programs of education that do not permit individuals using benefits under either chapter 31 or 33, of title 38, United States Code, to attend or participate in courses while awaiting payment from the VA.

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 21.4259A   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3679(e)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/27/2023  88 FR 12293   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/28/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cheryl Amitay
Chief, Policy and Regulation Development Staff (225C), Education Service
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9700