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Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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 existing collection in use without an OMB control number, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine the beginning date to start certain dependents of veterans receiving Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) benefits.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 23, 2007.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through;​ or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (VA FL 22-909)” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at

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Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-21), 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: Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Election Request, VA Form Letter 22-909.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (VA FL 22-909).

Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number.

Abstract: VA must notify eligible dependents of veterans receiving DEA benefits of their option to elect a beginning date to start their DEA benefits. VA will use the data collected on VA Form Letter 22-909 to determine the appropriate amount of benefit is payable to the claimant.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 5,718 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One-time.

Estimated Annual Responses: 22,872.

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Dated: February 7, 2007.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E7-2979 Filed 2-21-07; 8:45 am]