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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 2005.

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Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0153.”

Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Start Printed Page 19558Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0153” in any correspondence.

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Title: Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Forms 29-8313 and 29-8313-1.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0153.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Policyholders that were granted a waiver of premium or income benefits based on total permanent disability must furnish proof that the condition still exist. If the policyholder fails to furnish such proof, all payments of monthly installments based on total permanent disability will cease. The data collected on VA Forms 29-8313 and 29-8313-1 is used to determine the policyholder's continuous entitlement to total disability benefits.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 18, 2004, at page 67626.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 15,000 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.

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Dated: March 31, 2005.

By direction of the Secretary.

Loise Russell,

Director, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E5-1739 Filed 4-12-05; 8:45 am]