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 information needed to determine a child's pension eligibility and benefit rates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0038” 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 collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Information from Remarried Widow/er, VA Form 21-4103.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0038.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: When a surviving spouse receiving death pension remarries, his/her entitlement to death pension is permanently lost. Death pension may be payable to eligible children of deceased veterans who served during a wartime period when there is not an eligible surviving spouse. VA Form 21-4103 is used to determine if a child meet the requirements for death pension upon remarriage of the surviving spouse. The income and net worth of the child or children, remarried widow/er and his/her spouse must be within the limits imposed by law.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 334 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One-time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.Start Signature
Dated: November 1, 2004.
By direction of the Secretary.
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 04-25154 Filed 11-10-04; 8:45 am]
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