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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to authorize advance payment of educational assistance benefits.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 29, 2013.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0325” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or FAX (202) 275-5947.
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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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: Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment, VA Form 22-1999V.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0325.
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA will make payments of educational assistance in advance when the veteran, servivcemember, reservist, or eligible person has specifically requested such payment. The school in which a student is accepted or enrolled delivers the advance payment to the student and is required to certify the deliveries to VA. VA Form 22-1999V serves as the certificate of delivery of advance payment and to report any changes in a student's training status. Schools are required to report when a student fails to enroll; has an interruption or termination of attendance; or unsatisfactory attendance, conduct or progress to VA.
Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
Estimated Annual Burden: 76 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 159.
Estimated Total Number of Responses: 700.
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Dated: February 21, 2013.
By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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