Developing Sources

Recent and Pending Legislation

For a list of legislation referred to the Congressional Veterans Affairs Committees in the current Congress, click here for the Senate and here for the House.

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, signed Aug. 23, 2017.  Replacing the existing process of appealing claims decisions.  [download .pdf]

Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, signed Aug. 6, 2012. Significant changes to the adjudication process are detailed in Title V. [download .pdf]

H.R.1484 ("Veterans Appeals Improvement Act of 2011") would change the BVA's ability to consider new evidence and create a commission to review the process of reviewing benefit claims. [download .pdf]

The Veterans Benefits Act of 2010 contains mostly minor changes to specific programs and benefits. [download .pdf]

The Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 enacted a few changes and pilot programs. Titles I and II of the Act contain the most pertinent changes. [download here]

Recent and Pending Regulatory Changes

Proposed, finalized, and withdrawn regulations are published in the Federal Register. Recent postings are listed below. The Federal Register posts its notices here.

Final Rules:

Proposed Rules:

Withdrawals of Proposed Rules: