Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary) Activity: Comment Request, 48297-48298 [2014-19413]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices 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 revised collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to obtain medical evidence to adjudicate a claim for disability benefits. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0778’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. 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. Central Nervous System and Neuromusculo Diseases, Disability emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21– 0960C–5. b. Headaches (Including Migraine Headaches), Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960C–8. c. Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21– 0960C–9. d. Esophageal Disorders (Including GERD), Hiatal Hernia and Other Esophageal Disorders Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–1. e. Gallbladder and Pancreas Conditions, Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–2. f. Intestinal Disorders (Other Than Surgical or Infectious) (Including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diverticulitis) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–3. g. Infectious Intestinal Disorders (including Bacterial and Parasitic Infections) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–4. h. Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and Other Liver Conditions, Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–5. i. Peritoneal Adhesions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21– 0960G–6. j. Stomach and Duodenal Conditions (Not Including GERD or Esophageal Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960G–7. k. Rectum and Anus (Including Hemorrhoids) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960H–2. l. Breast Conditions and Disorders Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960K–1. m. Gynecological Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960K–2. n. Sleep Apnea Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960L–2. o. Osteomyelitis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960M–11. p. Ear Conditions (Including Vestibular and Infectious) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21– 0960N–1. OMB Control Number: 2900–0778. Type of Review: Revision. Abstract: Data collected on VA Form 21–0960 series will be used to obtain information from claimants treating physician that is necessary to adjudicate a claim for disability benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 77,500. a. VAF 21–0960C–5—5,000. b. VAF 21–0960C–8—3,750. c. VAF 21–0960C–9—7,500. d. VAF 21–0960G–1—10,000. e. VAF 21–0960G -2—1,250. f. VAF 21–0960G–3—1,250. g. VAF 21–0960G–4—1,250. PO 00000 Frm 00186 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48297 h. VAF 21–0960G–5—5,000. i. VAF 21–0960G–6—1,250. j. VAF 21–0960G–7—2,500. k. VAF 21–0960G–8—1,250 l. VAF 21–0960H–2—2,500. m. VAF 21–0960K–1—7,500. n. VAF 21–0960K–2—10,000. o. VAF 21–0960L–2—1,250. p. VAF 21–0960M–11—10,000. q. VAF 21–0960N–1—6,250. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. VAF 21–0960C–5—30 minutes. b. VAF 21–0960C–8—15 minutes. c. VAF 21–0960C–9—45 minutes. d. VAF 21–0960G–1—15 minutes. e. VAF 21–0960G -2—15 minutes. f. VAF 21–0960G–3—15 minutes. g. VAF 21–0960G–4—15 minutes. h. VAF 21–0960G–5—30 minutes. i. VAF 21–0960G–6—15 minutes. j. VAF 21–0960G–7—15 minutes. k. VAF 21–0960G–8—15 minutes. l. VAF 21–0960H–2—15 minutes. m. VAF 21–0960K–1—15 minutes n. VAF 21–0960K–2—30 minutes o. VAF 21–0960L–2—15 minutes. p. VAF 21–0960M–11—15 minutes. q. VAF 21–0960N–1—15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000. a. VAF 21–0960C–5—10,000. b. VAF 21–0960C–8—15,000. c. VAF 21–0960C–9—10,000. d. VAF 21–0960G–1—40,000. e. VAF 21–0960G -2—5,000. f. VAF 21–0960G–3—5,000. g. VAF 21–0960G–4—5,000. h. VAF 21–0960G–5—10,000. i. VAF 21–0960G–6– 5,000. j. VAF 21–0960G–7– 10,000. k. VAF 21–0960G–8—5,000. l. VAF 21–0960H–2—10,000. m. VAF 21–0960K–1—30,000. n. VAF 21–0960K–2—20,000. o. VAF 21–0960L–2—5,000. p. VAF 21–0960M–11—40,000. q. VAF 21–0960N–1—25,000. Dated: August 12, 2014. By direction of the Secretary: Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–19392 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0216] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 48298 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices Notice. 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 determine a claimant’s entitlement to accrued benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0216’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary, VA Form 21P–601. OMB Control Number: 2900–0216. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information collected on VA Form 21–601 is use to determine a claimant’s entitlement to accrued benefits that was due to a deceased Veteran but not paid prior to the Veteran’s death. Each survivor claiming a share of the accrued benefits must complete a separate VA Form 21–601; however if there is no living survivors who are entitled on the basis of relationship, accrued benefits may be payable as reimbursement to the person or persons who bore the expenses of the Veteran’s last illness and burial expenses. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,300 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,600. Dated: August 12, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–19413 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee will be held on September 3–4, 2014, in Room 530 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., PO 00000 Frm 00187 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Washington, DC. On September 3, the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. On September 4, the session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. This meeting is open to the public. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology. The Committee assesses the capability of VA health care facilities and programs to meet the medical, psychological, and social needs of older Veterans and evaluates VA programs designated as Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. The meeting will feature presentations and discussions on VA’s geriatrics and extended care programs, aging research activities, updates on VA’s employee staff working in the area of geriatrics (to include training, recruitment and retention approaches), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) strategic planning activities in geriatrics and extended care, recent VHA efforts regarding dementia and program advances in palliative care, and performance and oversight of VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments for review by the Committee to Mrs. Marcia Holt-Delaney, Program Analyst, Geriatrics and Extended Care Services (10P4G), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or via email at Marcia.Holt-Delaney@va.gov. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should contact Mrs. HoltDelaney at (202) 461–6769. Dated: August 12, 2014. Rebecca Schiller, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–19344 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 158 (Friday, August 15, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0216]


Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accrued Amounts 
Due a Deceased Beneficiary) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

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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 notice solicits comments on information 
needed to determine a claimant's entitlement to accrued benefits.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0216'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
or FAX (202) 632-8925.

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: Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary, 
VA Form 21P-601.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0216.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The information collected on VA Form 21-601 is use to 
determine a claimant's entitlement to accrued benefits that was due to 
a deceased Veteran but not paid prior to the Veteran's death. Each 
survivor claiming a share of the accrued benefits must complete a 
separate VA Form 21-601; however if there is no living survivors who 
are entitled on the basis of relationship, accrued benefits may be 
payable as reimbursement to the person or persons who bore the expenses 
of the Veteran's last illness and burial expenses.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,300 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,600.

    Dated: August 12, 2014.
    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-19413 Filed 8-14-14; 8:45 am]
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