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Agency Information Collection (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim) 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. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit 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 24, 2009.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (21-526b)” in any correspondence.

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Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (21-526b).”

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Title: Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application, VA Form 21-526b.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (21-526b).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: Veterans who were denied a claim under Application for Compensation or Pension and wish to request an increase in benefit and/or a claim for a new service-connected condition must complete VA Form 21-526b to file a supplemental claim for disability compensation or to reopen a previously denied claim. VA will use Start Printed Page 36829the data to assist veterans in their claim for compensation.

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 May 11, 2009, at page 21854.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 16,667.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One-time.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000.

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Dated: July 21, 2009.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-17660 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]