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, 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 September 11, 2013.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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. 2900-0495” in any correspondence.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0495.”
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Title: Marital Status Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0537.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0495.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 21-0537 is used to confirm the marital status of a surviving spouse receiving dependency and indemnity compensation benefits (DIC). If a surviving spouse remarries, he or she is no longer entitled to DIC unless the marriage began after age 57 or has been terminated.
The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on April 25, 2013, at pages 24469-24470.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 189 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,270.
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Dated: August 7, 2013.
By direction of the Secretary.
VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-19485 Filed 8-9-13; 8:45 am]
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