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 reinstatement of a previously 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 26, 2021.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0458” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
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Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise and Integration, Data Governance Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266-4688 or email email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0458” in any correspondence.
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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 U.S.C. 101(4).
Title: Certification of School Attendance or Termination (VA Forms 21-8960 and 21-8960-1).
OMB Control Number: 2900-0458.
Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection.
Abstract: VA compensation and pension programs require current information to determine eligibility for benefits. VA Forms 21-8960 and 21-8960-1 solicit information that is needed to determine continued benefit eligibility for schoolchildren between the ages of 18 and 23. If the collection were not conducted or were conducted less frequently, VA would be unable to verify continued entitlement in a timely manner, and increased overpayments would result.
The burden estimate for VA Forms 21-8960 and 21-8960-1 has decreased as the number of respondent total has reduced over the past year.
Affected Public: Individuals and households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,543 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Once.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,259.
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By direction of the Secretar.
VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Enterprise and Integration/Data Governance Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-03830 Filed 2-23-21; 8:45 am]
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