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 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 for information needed to determine a parent's eligibility for the death benefit sought subsequent to a veteran's death.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 15, 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. 2900-0005” 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 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation, When Applicable), VA Form 21-535.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0005.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 21-535 is completed by a surviving parent or parents of a deceased veteran to file for benefits subsequent to the veteran's death. VA uses the information to determine a parent's eligibility, dependency and income, as applicable, for the death benefits.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 25,056 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour 12 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,880.Start Signature
Dated: July 31, 2002.
By direction of the Secretary:
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-20574 Filed 8-13-02; 8:45 am]
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