Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PTSD) Under OMB Review, 3320 [E8-764]

Download as PDF 3320 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2008 / Notices Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0576’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0576.’’ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certificate of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement— Correspondence Course (Under Chapters 20, 32, & 35, Title 38 U.S.C., Section 903 of PL 96–342, or Chapter 1606, Title 10, U.S.C.), VA Form 22– 1999c. OMB Control Number: 2900–0576. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants enrolled in a correspondence training course complete and submit VA Form 22– 1999c to the correspondence school to affirm the enrollment agreement contract. The certifying official at the correspondence school submit the form and the enrollment certification to VA for processing. VA uses the information to determine if the claimant signed and dated the form during the ten-day reflection period deciding whether to enroll in the correspondence course and if such course is suitable to his or her abilities and interest. In addition, the claimant must sign VA Form 22–1999c on or after the twelfth day the enrollment agreement was dated. VA will not pay educational benefits for correspondence training that was completed nor accept the affirmation agreement that was signed and dated on or before the enrollment agreement date. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 16, 2007, at pages 58737–58738. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 48 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 3 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 952. Dated: January 3, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Jan 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–755 Filed 1–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0659] Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PTSD) Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0659’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0659.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21–0781. b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 21–0781a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0659. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disorder and need VA’s assistance in obtaining evidence from military records and other sources to substantiate their claims of in-service stressors must complete VA Forms 21– 0781 and 21–0791a. Veterans who did not serve in combat or were not a prisoner of war and are claiming compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder due to in-service stressors, he or she must provide credible supporting evidence that the claimed in-service stressor occurred. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 11, 2007, at pages 57997–57998. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21– 0781—16,800 hours. b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 21–0781a— 980 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21– 0781—70 minutes. b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 21–0781a— 70 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21– 0781—14,400. b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 21–0781a— 840. Dated: January 7, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–764 Filed 1–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0659]


Agency Information Collection (Statement in Support of Claim for 
Service Connection for PTSD) Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 19, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human 
Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0659'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail 
denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0659.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Titles: a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21-0781.
    b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 
21-0781a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0659.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress 
disorder and need VA's assistance in obtaining evidence from military 
records and other sources to substantiate their claims of in-service 
stressors must complete VA Forms 21-0781 and 21-0791a. Veterans who did 
not serve in combat or were not a prisoner of war and are claiming 
compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder due to in-service 
stressors, he or she must provide credible supporting evidence that the 
claimed in-service stressor occurred.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on October 11, 2007, at pages 57997-57998.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21-0781--16,800 hours.
    b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 
21-0781a--980 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21-0781--70 minutes.
    b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 
21-0781a--70 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Form 21-0781--14,400.
    b. Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault, VA Form 
21-0781a--840.

    Dated: January 7, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-764 Filed 1-16-08; 8:45 am]
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