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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on forms needed to determine eligibility for replacement insurance.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 11, 2005.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0166” 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. 3501-3521), 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 Start Printed Page 65504collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
a. Application for Ordinary Life Insurance, Replacement Insurance for Modified Life Reduced at Age 65, National Service Life Insurance, VA Form 29-8485.
b. Application for Ordinary Life Insurance, Replacement Insurance for Modified Life Reduced at Age 70, National Service Life Insurance, VA Form 29-8485a.
c. Application for Ordinary Life Insurance, Replacement Insurance for Modified Life Reduced at Age 65, National Service Life Insurance, VA Form 29-8700.
d. Information About Modified Life Reduction, VA Forms 29-8700a-e and VA Forms 29-8701a-e.
e. Application for Ordinary Life Insurance, Replacement Insurance for Modified Life Reduced at Age 70, National Service Life Insurance, VA Form 29-0701.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0166.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Policyholders applying for replacement insurance for Modified Life reduced at age 65 and 70 use these forms. The information collected is used to determine the insured's eligibility for the insurance.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,284 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,400.Start Signature
Dated: November 1, 2004.
By direction of the Secretary.
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 04-25150 Filed 11-10-04; 8:45 am]
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