The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (the Committee) will begin and end as follows:
|Tuesday, December 1, 2020||9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).|
|Wednesday, December 2, 2020||9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).|
The virtual meeting is open to the public.
The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review relevant information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising during service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation.
The agenda will include overview briefings on the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, the Real Team, Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) expansion, COVID-19 and examinations, and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program.
No time will be allocated at this virtual meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested individuals may submit a one (1) to two (2) page summary of their written statements for the Committee's review. Public statements may be received no later than November 19, 2020, for inclusion in the official meeting record. Please send these to Sian Roussel of the Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service at Sian.Roussel@va.gov.
Members of the public who wish to obtain a copy of the agenda should contact Sian Roussel at Sian.Roussel@va.gov and provide his/her name, professional affiliation, email address and phone number.
For any public member who would like to attend the virtual meeting, please use the call-in number 1-800-767-1750; and access code: 75937#.
Dated: October 22, 2020.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-23768 Filed 10-26-20; 8:45 am]
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