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82.

VA Vesting Claims

The personal estates of veterans who die intestate and without heirs or next of kin while being furnished care and treatment by the VA in government facilities vest in the United States for the benefit of the General Post Fund, regardless of the source of such personalty. See 38 U.S.C. § 8520; United States v. State of California, 143 F. Supp. 957 (N.D. Cal. 1956). The veteran's application for care under such circumstances includes a contractual provision consistent with the statute.

[updated May 1998] [cited in USAM 4-4.450]