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Agency Information Collection (Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection With Claim for Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-0779))

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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. 3501-21), 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016.

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 Control No. 2900-0652” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0652” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Request for Nursing Home Information in connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-0779).

OMB Control Number: 2900-0652.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA Form 21-0779 is used to gather the necessary information to determine eligibility for pension and aid and attendance benefits based on nursing home status. The form also requests information regarding Medicaid status and nursing home care charges, so VA can determine the proper rate of payment.

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 at 81 FR 109, on June 7, 2016, pages 36659 and 36660.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 10,188.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 61,125.

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By direction of the Secretary.

Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,

Program Analyst, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20364 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]

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