Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 2, 2018.
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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0734” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
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Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-5870.
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Under the PRA of 1995, 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.
Authority: 38 CFR 3.217.
Title: VA Form 27-0820, Report of General Information, VA Form 27-0820a, Report of Death of First Notice of Death, VA Form 27-0820b, Report of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Information, VA Form 27-0820c, Report of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), VA Form 27-0820d, Report of Non-Receipt of Payment, VA Form 27-0820e, Report of Incarceration, VA Form 27-0820f, Report of Month of Death.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0734.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: The forms will be used by VA personnel to document verbal information obtained telephonically from claimants or their beneficiary. The data collected will be used as part of the evidence needed to determine the claimant's or beneficiary's eligibility for benefits.Start Printed Page 4403
Affected Public: Individuals.
Estimated Annual Burden: 35,501 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,550,000
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By direction of the Secretary.
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-01701 Filed 1-29-18; 8:45 am]
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