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Proposed Information Collection (Application for Reinstatement (Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months), and Application for Reinstatement (Non Medical-Comparative Health Statement)) Activity: Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 for information needed to reinstate a claimant's Government Life Insurance and/or Total Disability Income Provision.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0011 in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or Fax (202) 632-8925.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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.

Titles: Application for Reinstatement (Insurance Lapsed More than 6 Months), Government Life Insurance and/or Total Disability Income Provision, VA Form 29-352, and Application for Reinstatement (Non Medical—Comparative Health Statement), Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-353.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0011.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA Forms 29-352 and 29-353 are used to apply for reinstatement of insurance and/or Total Disability Income Provision that has lapsed for more than six months. VA uses the information collected to establish the applicant's eligibility for reinstatement.

Estimated Annual Burden:

a. VA Form 29-352—750 hours.

b. VA Form 29-353—375 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:

a. VA Form 29-352—30 minutes.

b. VA Form 29-353—15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents:

a. VA Form 29-352—1,500.

b. VA Form 29-353—1,500.

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Dated: May 14, 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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[FR Doc. 2013-11837 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]

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