Proposed Information Collection (Authorization To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to a Third Party) Activity: Comment Request, 52842-52843 [E9-24640]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 14, 2009 / Notices Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. collection of information should be received on or before December 14, 2009. Dated: October 8, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–24640 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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. 2900–00465’’ 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 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 BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0465] Proposed Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 an individual’s continued entitlement to VA benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:35 Oct 13, 2009 Jkt 220001 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52843 collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Student Verification of Enrollment, VA Form 22–8979. OMB Control Number: 2900–0465. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 22–8979 contains a student’s certification of actual attendance and verification of the student’s continued enrollment in courses leading to a standard college degree or in non-college degree programs. VA uses the data collected to determine the student’s continued entitlement to benefits. Students are required to submit verification on a monthly basis to allow for a frequent, periodic release of payment. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 17,024 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1 minute. Frequency of Response: 4 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 255,354. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,021,416. Dated: October 8, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–24641 Filed 10–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52842-52843]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24640]


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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.

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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 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 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.

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    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.

    Dated: October 8, 2009.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. E9-24640 Filed 10-13-09; 8:45 am]
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