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AQ95-Proposed Rule - Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge


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The above is a proposed rule change by the VA.  The actual document can be found here https://beta.regulations.gov/document/VA-2020-VBA-0018-0001

When these changes are 'Proposed', does it mean there will be a change of some sort?  What is the general progression and how long could it take?

Proposed Rule - Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge.pdf

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