Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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 September 2, 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, FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-2900-0545.”
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. 2900-0545” in any correspondence.
Title: Report of Medical, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death, VA Form 21-8416b.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0545.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21-8416b to report compensation awarded by another entity or government agency for personal injury or death. Such award is consider as countable income; however, medical, legal or other expenses incident to the injury or death, or incident to the collection or recovery of the compensation may be deducted from the amount awarded or settled. The information collected is used to determine the claimant's eligibility for income based benefits and the rate payable.
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 April 4, 2005 at pages 17144-17145.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,125 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 45 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.Start Signature
Dated: July 26, 2005.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 05-15234 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]
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