38 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2017 Edition
Title 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART IV - GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 59 - AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS
Sec. 5901 - Prohibition against acting as claims agent or attorney
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§5901. Prohibition against acting as claims agent or attorney

Except as provided by section 500 of title 5, no individual may act as an agent or attorney in the preparation, presentation, or prosecution of any claim under laws administered by the Secretary unless such individual has been recognized for such purposes by the Secretary.

(Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1238, §3401; Pub. L. 91–24, §12(a), June 11, 1969, 83 Stat. 34; Pub. L. 99–576, title VII, §701(79), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3298; renumbered §5901, Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, §402(b)(1), May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 238; Pub. L. 102–83, §4(a)(1), (b)(1), (2)(E), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 403–405.)

Amendments

1991—Pub. L. 102–40 renumbered section 3401 of this title as this section.

Pub. L. 102–83, §4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator".

Pub. L. 102–83, §4(a)(1), substituted "administered by the Secretary" for "administered by the Veterans' Administration".

1986—Pub. L. 99–576 substituted "such individual" for "he".

1969—Pub. L. 91–24 substituted "Except as provided by section 500 of title 5, no individual may act" for "No individual may act".