38 U.S.C. § 5109A
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE Pub. L. 105-111, §1(c)(1), Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2272, provided that: "Sections 5109A andof title 38, United States Code, as added by this section, apply to any determination made before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 21, 1997]."
- The term "claimant" means any individual applying for, or submitting a claim for, any benefit under the laws administered by the Secretary.