Proposed Information Collection (VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim) Activity: Comment Request, 52841-52842 [E9-24639]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 14, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0304 is used to gather the necessary information to determine a claimant’s eligibility for a monetary allowance and appropriate level of payment. Under title 38 U.S.C 1815, Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects, authorizes payment of monetary benefits to, or on behalf of, certain children of female veterans who served in Republic of Vietnam. To be eligible, the child must be the biological child; conceived after the date the veteran first served in Vietnam during the period February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; and have certain birth defects resulting in permanent physical or mental disability. Under title 38 U.S.C. 1805, Spina Bifida Benefits Eligibility, authorizes payment to a spina bifida child-claimant of parent(s) who performed active military, naval, or air service during the Vietnam era during the period January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975 or after the date the veteran first served in or near the demilitarized zone in Korea during the period September 1, 1967 to August 31, 1971. The child must be the natural child of a Vietnam veteran, regardless of age or marital status, who was conceived after the date on which the veteran first entered the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era. Spina Bifida benefits are payable for all types of spina bifida except spina bifida occulta. The law does not allow payment of both benefits at the same time. If entitlement exists under both laws, benefits will be paid under 38 U.S.C. 1815. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 72 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 430. Dated: October 8, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–24637 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:35 Oct 13, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0577] Proposed Information Collection (Spina Bifida Award Attachment Important Information) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a spina bifida child of Vietnam veterans’ eligibility for ancillary benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0577’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52841 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. Title: Spina Bifida Award Attachment Important Information, VA Form 21– 0307. OMB Control Number: 2900–0577. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0307 is used to provide children of Vietnam veterans who have spina bifida with information about VA health care and vocational training and the steps they must take to apply for such benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 19 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. Dated: October 8, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–24638 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0704] Proposed Information Collection (VA/ DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 52842 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 14, 2009 / Notices notice solicits comments on information needed to determine an injured or ill service member’s eligibility for participation in a joint DOD/VA Disability Evaluation Board and VA compensation after separation from service. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 14, 2009. Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0704’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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. Title: VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim, VA Form 21– 0819. OMB Control Number: 2900–0704. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: As a result of President Bush’s Interagency Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes, VA and the Department of Defense (DOD) have agreed to develop a joint process in which Global War on Terror mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:35 Oct 13, 2009 Jkt 220001 (GWOT) service member’s are evaluated to assign disability ratings, which will be used to determine military retention, level of disability for retirement, and VA disability compensation. VA Form 21– 0819 will be used to gather the necessary information to determine the service member’s eligibility. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 7,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Dated: October 8, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–24639 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0736] Proposed Information Collection (Authorization To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to a Third Party) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of 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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to allow VA to share claims information with the family members or designee of severely injured service members or beneficiary who are unable to communicate with VA due to their injuries. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0736’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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. Title: Authorization to Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to a Third Party, VA Form 21–0845. OMB Control Number: 2900–0736. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0845 is completed by severely injured service members or beneficiary who are unable to communicate with VA due to their injuries, to authorize release of certain claims information to an agent or person(s) whom they designate. The form will aid family member(s) in making well-informed decisions regarding a seriously ill or injured claimant or beneficiary and also allow the designee to receive updated information on certain decisions made regarding claims and payments. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,667 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52841-52842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24639]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0704]


Proposed Information Collection (VA/DOD Joint Disability 
Evaluation Board Claim) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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

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notice solicits comments on information needed to determine an injured 
or ill service member's eligibility for participation in a joint DOD/VA 
Disability Evaluation Board and VA compensation after separation from 
service.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), http://
www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0704'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 
FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.
    Title: VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim, VA Form 21-
0819.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0704.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: As a result of President Bush's Interagency Task Force on 
Returning Global War on Terror Heroes, VA and the Department of Defense 
(DOD) have agreed to develop a joint process in which Global War on 
Terror (GWOT) service member's are evaluated to assign disability 
ratings, which will be used to determine military retention, level of 
disability for retirement, and VA disability compensation. VA Form 21-
0819 will be used to gather the necessary information to determine the 
service member's eligibility.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 7,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.

    Dated: October 8, 2009.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. E9-24639 Filed 10-13-09; 8:45 am]
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