Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program, 65874-65875 [2015-27245]

Download as PDF 65874 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in accordance with title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and (9)(B). Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members should contact Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443–5672 or email at alex.chiu@va.gov. Dated: October 22, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27254 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans; 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 Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans will be held Thursday and Friday, November 5–6, 2015. The meeting on both days will be conducted at the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Headquarters Offices, located at 1717 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20006, in Conference Room 430C. The agenda for these two days will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The meeting on both days is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to review the post-war readjustment needs of combat Veterans and to evaluate the availability, effectiveness and coordination of VA programs required to meet Veterans’ readjustment service needs. On November 5, the Committee will conduct a round table discussion with a panel of VSO national leaders. The focus of the discussion will be to explore common areas of interest and potential partnership regarding the full scope of Veterans’ post-war readjustment. The November 5 agenda will also include briefings on the current activities of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Vet Center program to include the full scope of outreach and readjustment counseling services provided to combat Veterans, Service members and families. The briefing will focus on the coordination VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 of Vet Center services with VHA health care, mental health, and social work services. The Committee will also receive a briefing from VHA Care Management and Social Work Services program officials focusing on the key role of social work services for the psychological, social, and economic readjustment of combat Veterans. Program officials from VHA’s Office of Academic Affiliations will meet with the Committee to discuss avenues for increasing the use of the Vet Centers as student rotation sites of value for the educational readjustment of combat Veterans. On November 6, Committee members will conduct a roundtable discussion with staff members from the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs. The Committee’s purpose is to engage the staffers in discussion to explore the full scope of combat Veterans’ readjustment and to ensure the Committee’s deliberations are synchronized with the priorities of Congress. The Committee will also receive briefings from VHA mental health program officials focusing on the key role of mental health services for the psychological, social, and economic readjustment of combat Veterans. The agenda for November 6 will conclude with a Committee strategic planning session for developing the observations and conclusions for inclusion in the Committee’s 2016 report. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct written questions or submit prepared statements for review by the Committee before the meeting to Mr. Charles M. Flora, M.S.W., Designated Federal Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Because the meeting will be in a Government building, please provide valid photo identification for check-in. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting for the check-in process. If you plan to attend or have questions concerning the meeting, please contact Mr. Flora at (202) 461–6525 or by email at charles.flora@va.gov. Dated: October 21, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27206 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00188 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of Computer Match Program. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits. DATES: Effective Date: This match will start October 9, 2015, unless comments dictate otherwise. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulations Policy and Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; fax to (202) 273–9026; or email through http://www.Regulations.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment (this is not a toll free number). In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benita K. Miller, MHA, FACHE, Director, Health Eligibility Center, (404) 848–5300 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Veterans Affairs has statutory authorization under 38 U.S.C. 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) and 5 U.S.C. 552a to establish matching agreements and request and use income information from other agencies for purposes of verification of income for determining eligibility for benefits. 38 U.S.C. 1710(a) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices (2) (G), 1710(a) (3), and 1710(b) identify those veterans whose basic eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon their financial status. Eligibility for nonservice-connected and zero percent noncompensable service-connected veterans is determined based on the veteran’s inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. This determination can affect their responsibility to participate in the cost of their care through copayments and their assignment to an enrollment priority group. The goal of this match is to obtain SSA earned income information data needed for the income verification process. The VA records involved in the match are ‘‘Enrollment and Eligibility Records—VA’’ (147VA16). The SSA records are from the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System, SSA/OEEAS 60–0059 and Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS, 60– 0058, (referred to as ‘‘the Numident’’). A copy of this notice has been sent to both Houses of Congress and OMB. This matching agreement expires 18 months after its effective date. This match will not continue past the legislative authorized date to obtain this information. Signing Authority: The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. Nabors II, Chief of Staff, approved this document on October 8, 2015, for publication. Dated October 13, 2015. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–27245 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection (NCA: Legacy (Historic Resources Education Program Research)); Activity Under OMB Review National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 November 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (NCA: Legacy (Historic Resources Education Program Research))’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– NEW (NCA: Legacy (Historic Resources Education Program Research))’’.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NCA Legacy (Historic Resources Education Program Research), VA Form 40–10166 Online Survey/Focus Groups. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA Survey Form 40–10166 and Focus Group interviews will be used to collect information from academic and non-academic stakeholders. These audiences include, but are not limited to middle school and high school students and teachers, university students and professors, historic associations, veterans associations, libraries, and organizations that serve amateur genealogists. The program will increase public access to historic resources in national cemeteries and, in doing so it will also increase public awareness of the legacy of the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans. 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 at 80 FR 148 on August 3, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 158 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65875 Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: Online Survey—50 hours, Focus Groups—108 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 254. By direction of the Secretary. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–27207 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs; 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 Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs will be held on November 17–18, 2015, in Room 530 at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on November 17 and at 12 noon on November 18. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA’s prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special-disabilities programs, which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions. On November 17, the Committee will receive briefings on Advisory Committee Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Polytrauma System of Care, Clinical Orthotists and Prosthetists, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders, Eye Care (Optometry and Ophthalmology), and VA Library Orientation. On November 18, the Committee will receive a briefing on Workforce Planning. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 207 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65874-65875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27245]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice of Computer Match Program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on 
the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer 
matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Data 
from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of 
nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent 
service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical 
care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. 
These veterans supply household income information that includes their 
spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care 
benefits.

DATES: Effective Date: This match will start October 9, 2015, unless 
comments dictate otherwise.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail or hand-delivery 
to Director, Regulations Policy and Management (02REG), Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 
20420; fax to (202) 273-9026; or email through http://www.Regulations.gov. All comments received will be available for public 
inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 
1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 
(except holidays). Please call (202) 461-4902 for an appointment (this 
is not a toll free number). In addition, during the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benita K. Miller, MHA, FACHE, 
Director, Health Eligibility Center, (404) 848-5300 (this is not a toll 
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Veterans Affairs has 
statutory authorization under 38 U.S.C. 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, 26 U.S.C. 
6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) and 5 U.S.C. 552a to establish matching agreements 
and request and use income information from other agencies for purposes 
of verification of income for determining eligibility for benefits. 38 
U.S.C. 1710(a)

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(2) (G), 1710(a) (3), and 1710(b) identify those veterans whose basic 
eligibility for medical care benefits is dependent upon their financial 
status. Eligibility for nonservice-connected and zero percent 
noncompensable service-connected veterans is determined based on the 
veteran's inability to defray the expenses for necessary care as 
defined in 38 U.S.C. 1722. This determination can affect their 
responsibility to participate in the cost of their care through 
copayments and their assignment to an enrollment priority group. The 
goal of this match is to obtain SSA earned income information data 
needed for the income verification process. The VA records involved in 
the match are ``Enrollment and Eligibility Records--VA'' (147VA16). The 
SSA records are from the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income 
System, SSA/OEEAS 60-0059 and Master Files of Social Security Number 
Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS, 60-0058, (referred to as ``the 
Numident''). A copy of this notice has been sent to both Houses of 
Congress and OMB.
    This matching agreement expires 18 months after its effective date. 
This match will not continue past the legislative authorized date to 
obtain this information.

    Signing Authority:  The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or 
designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to 
sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register 
for publication electronically as an official document of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. Nabors II, Chief of Staff, 
approved this document on October 8, 2015, for publication.

    Dated October 13, 2015.
Kathleen M. Manwell,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records 
Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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