Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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 Start Printed Page 10257information, including each proposed reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine the proper payee for certain accrued benefits upon the death of a beneficiary.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 6, 2002.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0064” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), 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: Application for Amounts Due Estates of Person Entitled to Benefits, VA Form 21-609.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0064.
Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Abstract: The form is used to gather information to determine the individual(s) who may be entitled to accrued benefits of deceased beneficiaries.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 375 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 750.Start Signature
Dated: February 20, 2002.
By direction of the Secretary.
Barbara H. Epps,
Management Analyst, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-5265 Filed 3-5-02; 8:45 am]
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