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112 STAT. 3364 PUBLIC LAW 105-368 —NOV. 11, 1998 (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the second sentence and inserting the following: "Any such motion shall set forth succinctly the grounds upon which the motion is based. Such a motion may be granted only— "(A) if the case involves interpretation of law of general application affecting other claims; "(B) if the appellant is seriously ill or is under severe financial hardship; or "(C) for other sufficient cause shown."; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3) A case referred to in paragraph (1) may be postponed for later consideration and determination if such postponement is necessary to afford the appellant a hearing.". (b) SCHEDULING OF FIELD HEARINGS. — Subsection (d) of such section is amended— (1) in paragraph (2), by striking "in the order" and all that follows through the end and inserting "in accordance with the place of the case on the docket under subsection (a) relative to other cases on the docket for which hearings are scheduled to be held within that area."; and (2) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following new paragraph (3): "(3) A hearing to be held within an area served by a regional office of the Department may, for cause shown, be advanced on motion for an earlier hearing. Any such motion shall set forth succinctly the grounds upon which the motion is based. Such a motion may be granted only— "(A) if the case involves interpretation of law of general application affecting other claims; "(B) if the appellant is seriously ill or is under severe financial hardship; or "(C) for other sufficient cause shown.". SEC. 1004. DISABLED VETERANS OUTREACH PROGRAM SPECIAUSTS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 4103A(a)(l) is amended— (1) in the first sentence, by striking "for each 6,900 veterans residing in such State" through the period and inserting "for each 7,400 veterans who are between the ages of 20 and 64 residing in such State."; (2) in the third sentence, by striking "of the Vietnam era"; and (3) by striking the fourth sentence. 38 USC 4103A (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.— ^ ^he amendments made by this section °ote. shall apply with respect to appointments of disabled veterans' outreach program specialists under section 4103A of title 38, United States Code, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 1005. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. (a) SECTION REDESIGNATION.—Section 1103, as added by section 8031(a) of the Veterans Reconciliation Act of 1997 (title VIII of Public Law 105-33), is redesignated as section 1104, and the item relating to that section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 11 is revised to reflect that redesignation. (b) OTHER AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. — (1) Section 712(a) is amended by striking "the date of enactment of this section" and inserting "November 2, 1994,".