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Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires) Activity Under OMB Review

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AGENCY:

Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATE:

Comments must be submitted on or before January 6, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov or 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. 2900-0749” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0749.”

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Titles:

a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960a-1.

b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960b-1.

c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960c-1.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0749.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA Forms 21-0960a-1, 21-0960b-1, and 21-0960b-1 are used to expedite claims for the following presumptive diseases based on herbicide exposure: Hairy Cell and Other Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Parkinson's and Ischemic Heart diseases. Veterans have the option of providing the forms to their private physician for completion and submission to VA in lieu of scheduling a VA medical examination. The data collected will be used to adjudicate veterans claim for disability benefits.

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 September 29, 2010, at pages 60170-60171.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden:

a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960a-1—13,750.

b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960b-1—500.

c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960c-1—1,250.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents:

a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960a-1—55,000.Start Printed Page 76082

b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960b-1—2,000.

c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960c-1—5,000.

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Dated: December 1, 2010.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. 2010-30552 Filed 12-6-10; 8:45 am]

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