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 August 29, 2005.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Denise McLamb, Records Management Start Printed Page 43738Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-2900-0594.” 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. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0594” in any correspondence.
Title: Election to Apply Selected Reserve Services to either Montgomery GI Bill—Active Duty or to the Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve—38 CFR 21.7042 and 21.7540.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0594.
Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
Abstract: Reservist who participant in the Montgomery GI Bill—Active Duty and served on active duty for two years followed by six years in the Selected Reserve must elect to apply the selected reserved credit either toward the Montgomery GI Bill—Active Duty or toward the Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve benefits. Reservists must make this election in writing, which will take effect when the individual either negotiates a check or receives education benefits via direct deposit or electronic funds transfer under the program elected. VA uses the election to determine which benefit is payable based on the individual's Selected Reserve service.
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 February 9, 2005, at page 6926.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,668 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.Start Signature
Dated: July 19, 2005.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E5-4009 Filed 7-27-05; 8:45 am]
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