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Veterans Affairs: Primary Law

Statutory Law

The federal statutory law of veterans' benefits is in Title 38 of the United States Code. You can find authenticated digital copies of the United States Code at

      Part 1: General Provisions

      Part 2: General Benefits

      Part 3: Readjustment and Related Benefits

      Part 4: General Administrative Provisions

      Part 5: Boards, Administrations, and Services

      Part 6: Acquisitions and Disposition of Property



Regulatory Law

The administrative regulations related to veterans' affairs are encoded in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). There are several options for accessing the CFR. 

Case Law

Board of Veterans' Appeals

The Board of Veterans' Appeals is the administrative court for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, hearing cases related to veterans' benefits. Below are resources that can help you find decisions made by this tribunal.  

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