Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child) Activity: Comment Request, 44402-44403 [2011-18732]

Download as PDF 44402 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0067] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment) Activity: Comment Request jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 the information needed to determine claimants’ eligibility for automobile adaptation equipment or other conveyance allowance. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0067’’ 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jul 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Application for Automobile or other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment (under 38 U.S.C. 3901– 3904), VA Form 21–4502. OMB Control Number: 2900–0067. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans, servicepersons and their survivors complete VA Form 21–4502 to apply for automobile or other conveyance allowance, and reimbursement for the cost and installation of adaptive equipment. VA uses the information to determine the claimant’s eligibility for such benefits. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 388. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,552. Dated: July 20, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–18731 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0004] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), death pension and accrued benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0004’’ 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 collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (Including Death Compensation if Applicable), VA Form 21–534. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / Notices jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES b. Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child—In-service Death Only, VA Form 21–543a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0004. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: a. VA Form 21–534 is used to determine surviving spouse and/or children of veterans entitlement to dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), death benefits (including death compensation if VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jul 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 applicable), and any accrued benefits not paid to the veteran prior to death. b. Military Casualty Assistance Officers complete VA Form 21–534a to assist surviving spouse and/or children of veterans who died on active duty in processing claims for dependency and indemnity compensation benefits. Accrued benefits and death compensation are not payable in claims for DIC. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VA Form 21–534—76,136 hours. b. VA Form 21–534a—600 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 44403 Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VA Form 21–534—75 minutes. b. VA Form 21–534a—15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VA Form 21–534—37,700. b. VA Form 21–534a—23,209. Dated: July 20, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–18732 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS



[OMB Control No. 2900-0004]




Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and 

Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a 

Surviving Spouse or Child) 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 extension 

of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment 

in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for 

information needed to determine entitlement to dependency and indemnity 

compensation (DIC), death pension and accrued benefits.



DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 

of information should be received on or before September 23, 2011.



ADDRESSES: 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 

Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 

Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0004'' 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 collection of information on respondents, including through the use 

of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 

information technology.

    Titles:

    a. Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death 

Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (Including 

Death Compensation if Applicable), VA Form 21-534.



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    b. Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a 

Surviving Spouse or Child--In-service Death Only, VA Form 21-543a.

    OMB Control Number: 2900-0004.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Abstract:

    a. VA Form 21-534 is used to determine surviving spouse and/or 

children of veterans entitlement to dependency and indemnity 

compensation (DIC), death benefits (including death compensation if 

applicable), and any accrued benefits not paid to the veteran prior to 

death.

    b. Military Casualty Assistance Officers complete VA Form 21-534a 

to assist surviving spouse and/or children of veterans who died on 

active duty in processing claims for dependency and indemnity 

compensation benefits. Accrued benefits and death compensation are not 

payable in claims for DIC.

    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

    Estimated Annual Burden:

    a. VA Form 21-534--76,136 hours.

    b. VA Form 21-534a--600 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:

    a. VA Form 21-534--75 minutes.

    b. VA Form 21-534a--15 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: One time.

    Estimated Number of Respondents:

    a. VA Form 21-534--37,700.

    b. VA Form 21-534a--23,209.



    Dated: July 20, 2011.



    By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

[FR Doc. 2011-18732 Filed 7-22-11; 8:45 am]

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