Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2005.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT:
Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030 or FAX (202) 273-5981. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0270.” Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA's Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0270” in any correspondence.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Financial Counseling Statement, VA Form 26-8844.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0270.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA personnel and veteran-borrower use VA Form 26-8844 during financial counseling service to record net income, total expenditure, net worth, and to suggest areas where expenses can be reduced or income increased. VA performs financial counseling in some cases to provide veteran-borrowers the maximum assistance possible to retain their home during periods of temporary financial difficulty. VA uses the information collected to help borrowers who are seriously delinquent on guaranteed or insured VA home loans to budget and establish a repayment schedule for the loan.
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 January 31, 2005, at page 4920.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 3,750 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 45 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.Start Signature
Dated: May 20, 2005.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E5-2709 Filed 5-26-05; 8:45 am]
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