Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 determine whether adjustments in rates of benefit payments are necessary.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 30, 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. 2900-0624” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.
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Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or fax (202) 632-8925.
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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: Obligation to Report Factors Affecting Entitlement (38 CFR 3.204(a)(1), 38 CFR 3.256(a) and 38 CFR 3.277(b)).
OMB Control Number: 2900-0624.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Claimants who applied for or receives compensation, pension or dependency and indemnity compensation benefits must report changes in their entitlement factors. Individual factors such as income, marital status, and the beneficiary's number of dependents, may affect the amount of benefit that he or she receives or affect the right to receive such benefits.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 31,017 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 372,209.
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Dated: July 25, 2013.
By direction of the Secretary.
VA Clearance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-18406 Filed 7-30-13; 8:45 am]
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