Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to verify whether a veteran's child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is attending school.
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Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 29, 2007.
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Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0458” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.
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Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.
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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Certification of School Attendance or Termination, VA Forms 21-8960 and 21-8960-1.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0458.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21-8960 and VA Form 21-8960-1 to certify that a child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is attending school. VA uses the information collected to determine the child's continued entitlement to benefits. Benefits are discontinued if the child marries, or no longer attending school.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 11,667 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.
Dated: November 16, 2006.
By direction of the Secretary:
Program Analyst, Initiative Coordination Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20116 Filed 11-27-06; 8:45 am]
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