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2.1. Introduction to Legal Bases

The VA is an "administrative agency" of the United States government.  What that means to veterans and dependents seeking VA benefits is that VA must have—and follow—procedures for processing and deciding claims.  These procedures must comply with both Congress's statutes and VA's own regulations.  Claimants handling their own claims should be familiar with the different types of procedures used by VA to adjudicate his or her claim.

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