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 on the information needed to confirm the continued entitlement of a beneficiary under the Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS).
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 22, 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: email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0399” 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 (Public Law 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: Student Beneficiary Report—REPS (Restored Entitlement Program For Survivors), VA Form 21-8938.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0399.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 21-8938 is used to verify that an individual who is receiving REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors) benefits based on schoolchild status is in fact enrolled full-time in an approved school and is otherwise eligible for continued benefits. The form is released each March and sent to all student beneficiaries.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,767.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,300.Start Signature
Dated: August 14, 2002.
By direction of the Secretary.
Acting Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-21529 Filed 8-22-02; 8:45 am]
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