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VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2017-10657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 16 currently-operational fiscal year (FY) 2016 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable), to enable them to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless special-need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Study on Provision of Interments in Veterans' Cemeteries During Weekends
Document Number: 2017-10361
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing notice of its agency request for emergency clearance for the ``Study on Provision of Interments in Veterans' Cemeteries during Weekends'' under the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). In response to the requirements of Public Law 114-315, enacted December 16, 2016, it is a requirement to conduct a study of interest in initiating a weekend burial option in VA national cemeteries. Specifically, Section 304 calls for the study on provision of interments to include consultation with interested agencies and members of the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS), West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus, Proposed Master Plan for Improvements and Reconfiguration
Document Number: 2017-10158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA intends to prepare a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements to and reconfiguration of the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus (WLA). The WLA is part of the larger VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS) which serves tens of thousands of unique Veterans in Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-10094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), 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 collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection is designed to allow program improvement and measure the tangible, quantifiable benefits of the events, using event applications. Information collected is used for the planning, distribution and utilization of resources and to allocate clinical and administrative support to patient treatment services. Data will allow the program office to ensure that the target audience is being reached, effective therapeutic treatments are being offered, and tangible, quantitative results are being measured and tracked for continual improvement.
Announcement of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10080
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is holding a public meeting to seek consultative advice in implementing section 3 of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 (hereafter referred to as ``the Act''), as VA develops the comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for providers of modification services to veterans under VA's automobile adaptive equipment (AAE) program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-09950
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools
Document Number: 2017-09949
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course
Document Number: 2017-09948
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of School Attendance or Termination
Document Number: 2017-09947
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under Review: Proposed Information Collection, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2017-09946
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 0f 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V001)
Document Number: 2017-09158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA, and to incorporate any new regulations or policies Acquisition regulations become outdated over time and require updating to incorporate additional policies, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that implement and supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs, and to incorporate changes in dollar and approval thresholds, definitions, and VA position titles and offices. This Proposed Rule will correct inconsistencies, remove redundant and duplicate material already covered by the FAR, delete outdated material or information, and appropriately renumber VAAR text, clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement. This Proposed Rule will streamline the VAAR to implement and supplement the FAR only when required, and remove internal agency guidance as noted above in keeping with the FAR principles concerning agency acquisition regulations.
Use of Medicare Procedures To Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care Services
Document Number: 2017-09449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extended care services for Veterans from community providers. Since publication of that proposed rule, further review has led VA to conclude VA cannot achieve the proposal's goals without a statutory change. For this reason, VA withdraws the proposed rule.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2017-09443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (``the Committee''). The Committee advises the Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority Veterans; assesses the needs of minority Veterans with respect to such benefits; and evaluates whether VA compensation, medical and rehabilitation services, outreach, and other programs are meeting those needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members
Document Number: 2017-09163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule addressing payment or reimbursement of certain medical expenses for family members of Camp Lejeune veterans. Under this rule, VA reimburses family members, or pays providers, for medical expenses incurred as a result of certain illnesses and conditions that may be associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. Payment or reimbursement is made within the limitations set forth in statute and Camp Lejeune family members receive hospital care and medical services that are consistent with the manner in which we provide hospital care and medical services to Camp Lejeune veterans. The statutory authority has since been amended to also include certain veterans' family members who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for no less than 30 days (consecutive or nonconsecutive) between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This final rule will reflect that statutory change and will address public comments received in response to the interim final rule.
Amended: Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Extension of Pharmacy Copayments for Medications
Document Number: 2017-09081
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notifies the public that an interim final rule freezing medication copayments for veterans in priority groups 2 through 8, published on December 7, 2016, was superseded by a final rule amending its regulations concerning copayments that published on December 12, 2016. The interim final rule received no public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement in Support of Claim
Document Number: 2017-08933
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-4138 is used by claimants to provide self-certified statements in support of various types of claims processed by the agency. VA compensation and pension programs require that statements submitted by or on behalf of a claimant contain certification by the respondent that the information provided is true and correct. This form is designed to facilitate claims processing by providing a uniform format for the certification statement.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Employment Information in Connection With Claim for Disability Benefits
Document Number: 2017-08932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party (Insurance)
Document Number: 2017-08931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Mandatory Status of Dependents
Document Number: 2017-08930
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Status of Dependents Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-08929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on Monday, January 23, 2017 that contained an error. The 60- day Public Comment notice identified the wrong title for the Agency Information Collection Activity. This document serves as Notice for change of the title: ``Status of Dependents Questionnaire'' with the revised title: ``Mandatory Status of Dependents.''
Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Replacement Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Document Number: 2017-08562
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the siting, construction, and operation of a new campus to replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional office, and three community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Louisville, Kentucky. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ's) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, and VA's NEPA regulations titled ``Environmental Effects of the Department of Veterans Affairs Actions,'' VA has considered comments received on the Draft EIS, which was issued in October 2016 and identifies VA's preferred alternative in the Final EIS.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being
Document Number: 2017-08442
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application and Renewal for Health Care Benefits
Document Number: 2017-08441
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Artery and Vein Conditions (Vascular Diseases Including Varicose Veins) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Hypertension Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Non-Ischemic Heart Disease (Including Arrhythmias and Surgery) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (Diabetic Sensory-Motor Peripheral Neuropathy) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Diabetes Mellitus Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Scars/Disfigurement Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Skin Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Amputations Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Muscles Injuries Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Eye Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-08440
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0960 series is used to gather necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA gathers medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. The Disability Benefit Questionnaire title will include the name of the specific disability for which it will gather information. VAF 21-0960A- 2, Artery and Vein Conditions vascular diseases including varicose veins) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of arteries, veins, and/or peripheral vascular disease; VAF 21-0960A-3, Hypertension, Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of hypertension; VAF 21-0960A-4, Non-ischemic Heart Disease (including Arrhythmias and Surgery) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any non-ischemic heart disease; VAF 21-0960C-4, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (diabetic sensory-motor peripheral neuropathy) Disability Benefits Questionnaire will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of a diabetic sensory-motor peripheral neuropathy condition; VAF 21-0960E-1, Diabetes Mellitus Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of diabetes mellitus; VAF 21-0960F-1, Scars/ Disfigurement Disability Benefits Questionnaire will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any scars or disfigurement; VAF 21-0960F-2, Skin Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any skin disease. VAF 21-0960M-1 Amputations Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's amputations; VAF 21- 0960M-10 Muscle Injuries Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of a muscle injury disability. VAF 21-0960M-15 Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ. VAF 21-0960N-2 Eye Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of an eye condition.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Authority To Close Loans on an Automatic Basis-Nonsupervised Lenders
Document Number: 2017-08439
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 previously approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet
Document Number: 2017-08438
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0773 is a checklist for Veterans Service Representatives to verify they have given information, applications, and/or referral service to our Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom service members who have at least six months remaining on active duty and who may have suffered a serious injury or illness. This form will be maintained in the veteran's claims folder.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Board of Veterans' Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2017-08336
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board), 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.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08221
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08129
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Fiduciary Agreement
Document Number: 2017-07862
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information provided by VA federal fiduciaries management of beneficiary funds. VA Form 21P-4703 is an agreement of the responsibilities of the fiduciary. When completed by VA and signed by the federal fiduciary, it constitutes a legally binding contract.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08021
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Non-Supervised Lender's Nomination and Recommendation of Credit Underwriter
Document Number: 2017-07866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Shoulder and Arm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-07865
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Hand and Finger Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-07864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Hematologic and Lymphatic Conditions, Including Leukemia Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Peripheral Nerve Conditions (Not Including Diabetic Sensory-Motor Peripheral Neuropathy) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Kidney Conditions (Nephrology) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Male Reproductive Organ Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Prostate Cancer Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Eating Disorders Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Mental Disorders (Other Than PTSD and Eating Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, Review Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-07863
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-0960 series is used to gather necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA gathers medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. The Disability Benefit Questionnaire title will include the name of the specific disability for which it will gather information. VAF 21-0960B- 2, Hematologic and Lymphatic Conditions, Including Leukemia Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any hematologic or lymphatic condition; VAF 21- 0960C-2, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; VAF 21- 0960C-10, Peripheral Nerve Conditions (Not Including Diabetic Sensory- Motor Peripheral neuropathy) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of a peripheral nerve disorder; VAF 21-0960I-1, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan Infectious Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of an infectious disease due to service in the Persian Gulf or Afghanistan; VAF 210960-I-6, Tuberculosis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of tuberculosis; VAF 21-0960J-1, Kidney Conditions (Nephrology) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of kidney disease; VAF 21-0960J-2, Male Reproductive Organ Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of a condition affecting the male reproductive organ; VAF 21-0960J-3, Prostate Cancer Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of prostate cancer; VAF 21-0960P-1, Eating Disorders Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of an eating disorder; VAF 21-0960P-2, Mental Disorders (other than PTSD and Eating Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any mental disorder with the exception of PTSD; VAF 21- 0960P-3, Review Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will gather information related to the claimant's diagnosis of PTSD.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance
Document Number: 2017-07861
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-2680 is used to determine eligibility for the aid and attendance and/or housebound benefit. This form is maintained in the veteran's claims folder. The purpose of this examination is to record manifestations and findings pertinent to the question of whether the claimant is housebound (confined to the home or immediate premises) or in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Record Keeping at Flight Schools
Document Number: 2017-07860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-07859
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Loan Guaranty: Revisions to Allowable Charges and Fees Assessed Incident to VA-Guaranteed Home Loans
Document Number: 2017-07492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) is currently reviewing its regulations governing the allowable expenses that a veteran may pay or be charged in connection with obtaining a VA-guaranteed home loan. By issuing this advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, LGY seeks comments on how the public believes VA should approach this undertaking. Although LGY identifies specific issues for discussion below, it encourages commenters to discuss any issue related to improving these specific regulations.
Compliance Inspection Report
Document Number: 2017-07480
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 that contained an error. The 60-day Public Comment notice identified of the wrong title for the Agency Information Collection Activity. This document corrects the notice by replacing the title in error: ``Compliance Report'' with the correct title: ``Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans.''
Agency Information Collection Activity: Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits, CFR 21.7080
Document Number: 2017-07400
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to transfer a servicemember's educational assistance benefits to his or her dependents.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Proposed Information Collection, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2017-07398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 revised collection, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution
Document Number: 2017-07397
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. VA Form 21-4193 is used to gather information from penal institutions about incarcerated VA beneficiaries. When beneficiaries are incarcerated in penal institutions in excess of 60 days after conviction, VA benefits are reduced or terminated. Without this collection of information, VA would be unable to accurately adjust the rates of incarcerated beneficiaries and overpayments would result.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran Relatives
Document Number: 2017-07396
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review: Application and Training Agreement for Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training Programs
Document Number: 2017-07395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.