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M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, Chapter 4 – Information Requests to or From Other Federal and State Agencies

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1.  Requests to and From OPM


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests to and from OPM, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.1.a.  When OPM Notifies VA

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) notifies the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of any statement that a Veteran has made to OPM regarding his/her physical condition that seems to be inconsistent with information furnished by VA.

III.iii.4.1.b.  When VA Notifies OPM

VA informs OPM of

  • apparent irregular or erroneous statements made in connection with claims for benefits, or
  • inconsistent statements, particularly with respect to age, date of birth, or physical condition.

Note:  There are instances when, under present regulations, such information may not be disclosed, since it would be harmful to the Veteran’s physical or mental health (38 U.S.C. 7332).


III.iii.4.1.c.Veteran Inquiries Concerning Information VA Provided to OPM

If the Veteran’s application for government employment is disapproved based on information VA provided regarding his/her medical condition(s), and he/she sends an inquiry regarding the disapproval to OPM, OPM may forward the inquiry to VA for a response.

III.iii.4.1.d.  Information to Furnish Examining Units of OPM Area Offices

Examining units of OPM area offices may be furnished the same confidential information from VA as the OPM itself.
Furnish civil service preference certificates that identify the confidential information concerning the disabilities involved to examining units upon request.
Note:  If there is a medical officer available to make the necessary medical determinations required under the Veterans’ Preference Act of 1944, as amended, OPM has instructed examining units to adjudicate preference claims of Veteran-applicants in connection with examinations under unit jurisdiction, including the claims of
  • spouses, or
  • mothers of disabled ex-service members.

2.  Requests to VA From Public Assistance Agencies


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests to VA from public assistance agencies, including


Change Date

September 1, 2016

III.iii.4.2.a.  When to Notify State Public Assistance Agencies of Benefits Payable

Notify the appropriate State public assistance agency administering the Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) of any original award of pension, compensation or Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) made in any case, if it is indicated in the application or in any correspondence of record that the claimant

  • is in receipt of TANF, or
  • has applied for TANF.

Notes:

  • If there is doubt as to whether or not the claimant is eligible for TANF, send a letter to the public assistance agency to determine if there is a need to furnish claimant award information.
  • If there is no indication of receipt of TANF benefits, do not undertake development to determine TANF status.

III.iii.4.2.b.  Information to Furnish State Public Assistance Agencies

Limit information furnished to a State public assistance agency to the

  • type of benefit awarded
  • amount of the benefit, and
  • effective date of the award.

Note:  Do not furnish any other information to a State or local agency without consent, except as to the amount of benefit payments under 38 U.S.C. 5701(c)(1), or as permitted under the Privacy Act for routine uses.


III.iii.4.2.c.  Information to Furnish HHS or Other Department or Agency of the U.S. Government

Furnish information as provided in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.2.b upon receipt of a request from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), or any other department or agency of the U.S. Government.

III.iii.4.2.d.  When to Notify State Agencies of Benefits Payable for Purposes of Medicaid Eligibility

For purposes of Medicaid eligibility, advise the administering State agency of the amount of an award.
Most States expect VA to calculate income for the purpose of determining entitlement to Medicaid using the procedures that are used to determine entitlement to Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  However, there are exceptions
  • North Dakota and Minnesota include as income any special monthly pension VA pays a beneficiary, and
  • Connecticut includes as income the increase in benefits VA pays a beneficiary for unreimbursed medical expenses.
Notes:
  • If the aid and attendance (A&A) allowance is payable, indicate what part of the monthly rate is considered to be for A&A.
  • In current-law pension cases,
    • report the amount for A&A as the difference between the gross amount of pension and the maximum annual pension rate (MAPR), including dependents that are on the award, excluding consideration of the housebound or A&A rates, or
    • if pension would not be payable but for entitlement to the A&A allowance or housebound rate, because income is in excess of the limit, report the entire amount of the payment as A&A.
Scenario:  VA pays current-law pension to a Veteran with one dependent in the amount of $2,120.00 per month effective February 1, 2015.  The MAPR effective February 1, 2015, for a Veteran with one dependent (excluding consideration of housebound or A&A) is $16,851.00, which equates to $1,404.00 per month.  The A&A amount is the difference between $2,120.00 and $1,404.00.
Result:  The Veteran’s A&A amount is $716.00 per month.
Reference:  For information on answering Social Security Administration requests for information, see M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 3.B.

III.iii.4.2.e.  When to Furnish Information to ARC or a Tax-Supported Social Agency

VA will supply an American Red Cross (ARC) chapter or other tax-supported social agency the necessary medical and social data for confidential use, when requested, for the purpose of implementing the provisions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook 1110.04, Case Management Standards of Practice.

3.  Assisting Government Agencies in Determining Whether Legal Aliens Are Eligible for Public Benefits


Introduction

This topic contains information on assisting government agencies in determining legal aliens’ eligibility for public benefits, including the


Change Date

September 26, 2018

III.iii.4.3.a.  Provisions of PL 104-93 and PL 105-33

Public Law (PL) 104-93 and PL 105-33 limit legal aliens’ eligibility for certain Federal benefits (SSI, food stamps, and Federal, means-tested public benefits) and authorizes states to determine legal aliens’ eligibility for certain Federal benefits (TANF, social services block grants, and Medicaid) and state public benefits.
Exception:  The eligibility limitation referenced in the preceding paragraph doesnot apply to any alien who is lawfully residing in any State and is
  • on active duty (other than active duty for training) in the armed forces of the United States
  • a Veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 1011101, or 1301, or as described in38 U.S.C. 107, who
    • was discharged from the armed forces with service characterized as Honorable (not on account of alienage), and
    • fulfilled the minimum active duty service requirements of 38 U.S.C. 5303A(d)
  • the spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of the service member or Veteran referenced in the preceding bullets, or
  • the unmarried surviving spouse of the service member or Veteran referenced in the first two bullets of this paragraph, if the marriage fulfills the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 1304.

III.iii.4.3.b.  VA’s Role in Assisting Agencies with Eligibility Determinations for Certain Federal Programs

Agencies responsible for administering the benefit programs described in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.3.a may contact VA to verify that a Veteran, who is also a legal alien,

The table below describes the

  • circumstances under which government agencies may request verification from VA, and
  • actions VA is responsible for taking upon receipt of such requests.
If …
Then …
a discharge certificate shows
  • active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard
  • service characterized asHonorable, and
  • the Veteran either has a minimum of 24 months of continuous active duty orentered on active duty beforeSeptember 7, 1980
the determination will be made by the agency providing the benefit withoutreferral to VA.
Exception:  If the minimum active duty requirements of 38 U.S.C. 5303A are at issue, VA will determine if the Veteran had qualifying service.
a discharge certificate shows service characterized as anything other thanHonorable
the determination will be made by the agency without referral to VA.
Note:  Under PL 104-193 and PL 105-33, service that is uncharacterized or characterized as General or Under Honorable Conditions does not satisfy eligibility requirements.
a discharge certificate shows
  • service characterized asHonorable, and
  • duty type as ACDUTRA,Inactive Duty Training, or anything other than active duty
an inquiry will be sent to VA, which will respond by stating whether or not Veteran status is established.
Veteran status is claimed but no discharge certificate is provided to the government agency
an inquiry will be sent to VA to determine if the claimant meets the Veteran status requirements of PL 105-33.

III.iii.4.3.c.  Development for the Purpose of Responding to Other Government Agency’s Inquiry

VA must undertake development to verify service and determine character of service if
  • the claimant has not previously filed a claim with VA, or
  • no DD Form 214Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, is in the Veteran’s claims folder.
VA will notify the requesting agency of any delay in responding until the necessary information is obtained from the service department.
Important:  Do not use Share to verify the character of an individual’s service for these eligibility determinations.  The HON indicator was sometimes entered in Share for individuals whose service was characterized as General or Under Honorable Conditions, which does not satisfy eligibility requirements under PL 98-034 and PL 105-33.

III.iii.4.3.d.  Work Credit and Authorization to Disclose Information

In an effort to assist a Veteran in obtaining a benefit from a Federal, State, or local agency, VA is authorized to disclose information to other government agencies as long as the Veteran’s name and address are provided by the requesting agency.
The Veteran’s written consent is required before VA may release any information if the requestor is not a Federal, State or local government agency.
Clear an end product (EP) 290 for work credit.

III.iii.4.3.e.  Dependency Determinations

An applicant’s status as spouse or child of an honorably discharged Veteran will be governed by the rules of the Federal, State or local agency providing the benefit sought.
VA will not make determinations regarding compliance with 38 U.S.C. 1304 or the status of an individual as a Veteran’s dependent in cases referred by agencies.

4.  Requests From the U.S. Air Force Concerning Project Ranch Hand II Listings


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests from the U.S. Air Force concerning Project Ranch Hand II listings, including


Change Date

September 26, 2018

III.iii.4.4.a.  Background Information on the Herbicide Exposure Study

VA is assisting the U.S. Air Force, Special Projects Branch, Epidemiology Division, in conducting an ongoing study of the possible health effects of occupational exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange by former Air Force personnel.

III.iii.4.4.b.  Generating Listings of Veterans for Whom Data Is Required

The Austin Systems Development Center generates listings entitled DECEASED VETERAN LISTING FOR STATION XXX, grouped by regional office (RO), of cases required by the Air Force in connection with the study.
The listings are forwarded to the RO that the Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) indicates
  • has jurisdiction of the deceased Veteran’s claim folder, or
  • retired the deceased Veteran’s claim folder to a Federal records center (FRC).

Note:  FRC cases appear on a separate listing entitled FRC LISTING FOR STATION XXX.


III.iii.4.4.c.  Specific Records VA Furnishes to the Air Force

Following receipt of the listing referenced in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.4.b, review each claims folder and make one legible copy of the following documents:

  • the Veteran’s death certificate
  • the autopsy protocol, and
  • all medical records regarding the Veteran’s death.

III.iii.4.4.d.  Providing the Requested Information to the Air Force

Use the table below to provide the requested information to the Air Force.
If …
Then …
a death certificate is in the claims folder but cannot be forwarded because, for example, a legible copy cannot be made
a death certificate is not in the claims folder
make photocopies of any information about the Veteran’s death, even information such as a VA Form 27-0820, Report of General Information, from a friend or relative notifying VA of the Veteran’s death.
there is no information in the claims folder concerning the Veteran’s death
annotate the listing to that effect and send a photocopy of the listing to the address shown in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.4.e.
the claims folder needed to furnish the information listed in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.4.c is in the Records Management Center (RMC).
request a transfer of the folder from RMC.
the claims folder needed to furnish the information listed in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 4.4.c is located in an FRC
recall the folder using the procedures described in M21-1, Part III, Subpart ii, 5.E.3.
the claims folder is under the jurisdiction of another RO
forward the listing, or a copy of the listing if there are other cases requiring a response, to the RO that has jurisdiction of the claims folder.
BIRLS shows that the claims folder should be at the RO, but it cannot be located
undertake normal search procedures.
Reference:  For more information on general search procedures, see M21-1, Part III, Subpart ii, 4.D.1.a.

III.iii.4.4.e.  Where to Send the Requested Records

Mail all photocopies and completed VA Forms 21-6547 directly to the following address:
AL/AOEP
2606 Doolittle Rd.
Brooks AFB, TX  78235-5250

III.iii.4.4.f.  Clearing an EP for Work Credit

Clear EP 694 in any case in which photocopies of documents or a completed VA Form 23-6547 is furnished to the Air Force.
Note:  No EP credit is due unless photocopies of documents or a completed VA Form 23-6547 are furnished to the Air Force.

III.iii.4.4.g.  Disposing of Completed Listing of Requested Records

After completion of the actions described in this topic, dispose of the listings in accordance with Records Control Schedule, VB-1, Part I, Section 13, 13-005.000.

5.  Release of Records to EES


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests for record extracts by EES, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.5.a.  Information About EES

The Environmental Epidemiology Service (EES) conducts research studies on behalf of VHA).  From time to time, EES may request extracts of information from claims folders to assist with analysis of disability or demographic data.

III.iii.4.5.b.  Identification of Records Requested by EES

Generally, EES will submit requests for an extract of information from claims folders.  EES does not request transfer of the claims folders.  The EES request should
  • identify the specific type of information that is required from the claims folder, and
  • provide a list of names, Social Security numbers (SSNs), or other information to identify the individual records from which information is requested.
The nature of the requested information and identification of the claimants’ claim number may be received in various formats.  Generally, the RO receives a consolidated control document with a listing of EES requested records, but the information requested from an individual claimant’s records will usually be identified on a separate control document or index card for each claimant.
Note:  The Veterans Service Center Manager (VSCM) should establish a control point to coordinate compilation and return of requested information.

III.iii.4.5.c. Providing the Requested Information to EES

Respond to the EES request in accordance with the table below and return the information to EES or the designated control point.
If …
Then …
the requested information is found in the claims folder
annotate the individual control document with the requested information.
the requested information is not in the claims folder
annotate the individual control document to reflect that the requested information is not in the claims folder.
the claims folder cannot be located
  • undertake general search procedures, and
  • annotate the individual control document with No Record, if the folder cannot be located.
the claims folder is under the jurisdiction of another RO
  • upload a copy of the control document to the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) and e-mail the VSCM of the station of origination regarding the pending request, and
  • annotate the original control document to reflect the location to which the request was forwarded.
the claims folder is located at a FRC
  • do not recall the claims folder
  • annotate the control document with the FRC location, date retired, and retiring RO, and
  • upload the document to VBMS.

III.iii.4.5.d.  Location to Send EES Information

Send the individual control documents with the requested information to the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Environmental Epidemiology Service (135)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20420
Contact EES at
  • telephone number (202) 266-4695, or
  • fax number (202) 495-5973.

III.iii.4.5.e.  Work Credit for Processing an EES Request

Clear an EP 692 for each claims folder from which information is extracted and sent to EES.

6.  Requests to VA Concerning a State Bonus or Tax Exemption


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests to VA concerning a State bonus or tax exemption, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.6.a.  When to Provide Information to a State

If a State requests information from VA records in order to make a determination regarding an individual’s eligibility to a particular State bonus or tax exemption, furnish any available information upon authorization of the

  • Veteran, or
  • next of kin of a deceased Veteran.

III.iii.4.6.b.  Nature of Information to Provide to a State

Restrict the information that is furnished to matters of record.  It is

  • proper to state factually that a Veteran is not less than 10-percent disabled and is receiving compensation, but
  • improper to state that
    • a certain person is a dependent of a Veteran, or
    • a Veteran or a certain person is or is not entitled to a tax exemption or State bonus.

Notes:

  • Whether the Veteran or a certain person is or is not entitled to a tax exemption or State bonus is for determination by the local authorities under applicable State legislation.
  • If a claim for service connection for the cause of disability or death, or for permanent and total (P&T) disability, is pending, but VA has not made a determination, inform the requester of this fact.

III.iii.4.6.c.  When to Provide Certification Without Further Rating Action

If payment of pension to a Veteran who is age 65 or older is denied or discontinued because of excessive income, VA may certify that a Veteran has a P&T disability rating in effect without a rating decision.
Note:  Do not
  • make a rating decision unless a claim for VA benefits has been received, or
  • request a rating decision if a denial based on excessive income or some other bar has become final.
Reference:  For information on when to rate previously discontinued Veterans’ pension claims, see M21-1, Part V, Subpart ii, 1.A.4.

7.  Requests From VA to the RRB Concerning Monthly Benefits Payable and Tax Contributions


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests for information from VA to the RRB concerning monthly benefits payable and tax contributions, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.7.a.  Considering Railroad Retirement Benefits When Determining Entitlement to Pension

Railroad retirement benefits are considered countable income.
Exception:  Railroad retirement benefits to Veterans are excluded from countable income for Old Law Pension purposes under 38 CFR 3.262(g)(2).

III.iii.4.7.b.  Verifying Railroad Retirement Benefits

Access Federal On-Line Query (FOLQ) through Share to verify monthly benefits payable by the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).
Ask the claimant to furnish the original or a certified copy or photocopy of his/her award letter from the RRB in every case in which
  • the monthly benefits payable by the RRB are in question, or
  • there is a probability that recoupment of railroad retirement tax contributions will be an issue.
Reference:  For more information on FOLQ, see

III.iii.4.7.c.  Requesting Information From the RRB

If the claimant is unable to furnish the information, or if verification is required and cannot be obtained through FOLQ, send a letter, in duplicate, requesting the
  • amount of the railroad retirement benefit, and
  • tax contributions, if relevant.
The letter must contain the
  • claimant’s or recipient’s
    • name
    • address
    • SSN, and
    • railroad retirement number
  • type of VA benefit claimed or being received
  • dates and amounts of VA payments if applicable, and
  • year(s) for which the information is desired.
Send the letter to the following address:
Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL  60611
Important:  Allow 30 days for a response to the initial request and 15 days for a response to a follow-up request, if necessary, being sure to annotate the follow-up request with Second Request.
Reference:  For information about handling claims when Federal records are not available, see M21-1, Part I, 1.C.1.

III.iii.4.7.d.  RRB Replies to Information Requests

The RRB will supply the requested information on the original letter or courtesy copy, or both, if two of their ROs are involved.

8.  Requests From VA to the RRB Concerning Unemployment and Sickness Insurance


Introduction

This topic contains information on VA requests for information from the RRB regarding unemployment and sickness insurance, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.8.a.  Considering Unemployment and Sickness Insurance From the RRB When Determining Entitlement to Pension

Unemployment and sickness insurance are based on earnings, but no contribution is made by the employee.  The entire amount is considered income for the purpose of determining entitlement to pension.

III.iii.4.8.b.  Requesting Unemployment and Sickness Insurance Information From the RRB

In the absence of contradictory information, accept the claimant’s statement showing the amount received or expected.
If the claimant is unable to furnish the information or verification is required, send a letter, in duplicate, requesting the
  • amount of the benefit, and
  • commencement and probable termination date, if relevant.
The letter requesting information from the RRB must include the
  • claimant’s or recipient’s
    • name
    • address
    • SSN, and
    • railroad retirement number, and
  • year for which the information is desired.
Send the letter to the following address:
Bureau of Unemployment and Sickness Insurance
Railroad Retirement Board
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL  60611
Important:  Allow 30 days for a response to the initial request and 15 days for a response to a follow-up request, if necessary, being sure to annotate the follow-up request with Second Request.
Reference:  For information about handling claims when Federal records are unavailable, see M21-1, Part I, 1.C.1.

III.iii.4.8.c.  RRB Replies to Information Requests

The RRB will supply the requested information on the original letter or courtesy copy, or both, if two of their ROs are involved.

9.  Requests From VA to the FBI


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests from VA to the FBI, including


Change Date

September 26 ,2018

III.iii.4.9.a.  Where to Route Requests to the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requires that all requests for reports originate from VA Central Office (CO).
Send all requests for information from the FBI to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (51), CO.
Reference:  For information about handling claims when Federal records are unavailable, see M21-1, Part I, 1.C.1.

III.iii.4.9.b.  Who Has Ownership of FBI Records

All records from the FBI are the property of the FBI and are subject to its control at all times and to all privileges which the attorney general has as to the use or disclosure of documents of the Department of Justice.
VA is merely a custodian of such records for the FBI, and the documents or communications are subject to recall at any time.

III.iii.4.9.c.  Guidelines When Handling FBI Records

When handling FBI records, do not, under any circumstances
  • copy the records, and/or
  • file or upload the records in claims folders or VA files of any category, if the folder is normally accessible to outside sources, including accredited representatives of cooperating agencies.
The procedure prescribed in M21-1, Part III, Subpart ii, 4.A.3, or a comparable procedure providing for a system of locked files, is applicable in the handling of FBI records.
Exception:  These procedures do not apply to routine records from the FBI Identification Section (arrest or identification records), which may be filed in the claims folder or other appropriate file.

III.iii.4.9.d.  Handling a Request for Disclosure of Information From FBI Records

If any request, subpoena, motion for subpoena, or court order is received to obtain access to, or disclosure of, any record or communication from the FBI, either separately or as part of the claims folders and records of VA,

  • forward the records and communications involved to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (51), CO, who will refer them to the FBI, and
  • send a transmittal letter explaining the reasons for forwarding the records.

10.  Requests fFom VA to OWCP


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests from VA to OWCP, including


Change Date

June 11, 2015

III.iii.4.10.a.  Prohibition on Concurrent Payment of Compensation by OWCP and VA

The concurrent payment of compensation by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP),and compensation or DIC by VA, based on disability or death due to service in the armed forces, is prohibited.  If there is entitlement to both, the beneficiary must elect to receive benefits under one of the two entitlements.
Note:  Elections are requested only by OWCP according to M21-1, Part III, Subpart v, 4.D.3.a.
Reference:  For more information on Federal Employees’ Compensation (FEC), to include the prohibition against concurrent receipt of and elections between FEC and VA benefits, see M21-1, Part III, Subpart v, 4.D.

III.iii.4.10.b.  Where to Obtain Information on OWCP Compensation

Request information regarding OWCP compensation through locally generated requests addressed to

  • the OWCP district office of jurisdiction, if the office of jurisdiction and address are known, or
  • OWCP, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC  20210.

Reference:  For information about handling claims when Federal records are unavailable, see M21-1, Part I, 1.C.1.


III.iii.4.10.c.  Handling Concurrent Entitlement to  OWCP and VA Disability Compensation Benefits

The eligibility limitation and procedural guidelines to follow when a VA beneficiary has concurrent entitlement to both OWCP and VA benefits are discussed in M21-1, Part III, Subpart v, 4.D.  This includes

  • disability compensation, and
  • death compensation benefits.

11.  Requests From VA to Other Agencies


Introduction

This topic contains information on requests from VA to other agencies, including requests to the


Change Date

May 21, 2009

III.iii.4.11.a.  Requests to the RCMP

Compensation Service initiates all requests for information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, since the FBI maintains the liaison with the RCMP.
Address requests for information from the RCMP to Compensation Service (211B), which will forward the request through the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (51).

III.iii.4.11.b.  Requests to the IRS

Do not routinely request copies of Federal income tax returns or information from those returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  If possible, use other sources of information to determine annual income.
However, if a copy of a Federal income tax return is considered essential, request that the claimant submit
  • his/her copy of the return, and
  • a statement that the copy is an exact duplicate of a return filed with the IRS.
Notes:
  • Return the copy to the claimant upon request, but retain an extract of the pertinent data for the claims folder.
  • If the claimant is unable or unwilling to furnish the required evidence, follow the procedures in M21-1, Part I, 1.C.1.

III.iii.4.11.c.  Requests to the USPHS

Clinical information in the records or in possession of USPHS, HHS, for hospitalization as a civilian

  • is confidential, and
  • will not be released without the consent of the patient, unless VA arranged for the examination, treatment, or care of the patient.

Notes:

  • Any communication with the patient’s signature, authorizing release of the information, constitutes “consent of the patient.”
  • This restriction does not apply to obtaining official records for hospitalization based on the Veteran’s service in the USPHS.
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