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Agency Information Collection (Application for VA Education Benefits) 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.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to “OMB Start Printed Page 33811Control No. 2900-0154” 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 crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0154.”

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Titles:

a. Application for VA Education Benefits, VA Form 22-1990.

b. Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits, VA Form 22-1990E.

c. Application for VA Education Benefits Under the National Call to Service (NCS) Program, VA Form 22-1990N.

d. “Application for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program”, VA Form 22-1990R

OMB Control Number: 2900-0154.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract:

a. Claimants complete VA Form 22-1990 to apply for education assistance allowance.

b. Claimants who signed an enlistment contract with the Department of Defense for the National Call to Service program and elected one of the two education incentives complete VA Form 22-1990E.

c. VA Form 22-1990N is completed by claimants who wish to transfer his or her Montgomery GI Bill entitlement their dependents.

d. Claimants complete the VA Form 22-1990R to request assistance in retraining to enter the workforce.

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 January 16, 2014, at pages 2943-2944.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 273,098 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 855,652.

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Dated: June 9, 2014.

By direction of the Secretary.

Crystal Rennie,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2014-13753 Filed 6-11-14; 8:45 am]

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