Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 Start Printed Page 66708extension 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 February 3, 2020.
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. 2900-0652” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
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Danny Green at (202) 421-1354.
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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: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521.
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: Extension 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.
Affected Public: Individuals and households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 10,188 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 61,125.
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By direction of the Secretary:
Danny S. Green,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-26240 Filed 12-4-19; 8:45 am]
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