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Download as PDF 12914 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0808’’ in any correspondence. 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. By direction of the Secretary: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2017. [OMB Control No. 2900–0655] Control No. 2900–0808’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Title: (Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960M– 14). OMB Control Number: 2900–0808. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 21–0960M–14 is used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. 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 Vol. 81, No. 250, Thursday, December 29, 2016, page 96202. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 37,500. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–04423 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 2900–0810] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (Foot Conditions Including Flatfoot (Pes Planus) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960M–6) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 2900–0810’’ in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0810’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: (Foot Conditions Including Flatfoot (Pes Planus) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960M–6). OMB Control Number: 2900–0810. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 21–0960M–6 is used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. 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 Vol. 81, No. 250, Thursday, December 29, 2016, pages 96201 and 96202. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 40,000. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000. PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–04424 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review (Residency Verification Report—Veterans and Survivors (FL 21–914)) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2017. 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. 2900–0655’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0655’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Residency Verification Report— Veterans and Survivors (FL 21–914). OMB Control Number: 2900–0655. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 21–914 gathers the information necessary to E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices verify that a Filipino veteran or beneficiary who is receiving benefits at the full-dollar rate based on U.S. residency continues to meet the residency requirements. The proper rate of payment could not be determined without this information. 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 81 FR 240, on Dec 14, 2016, pages 90411 and 90412. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 417. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,250. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–04345 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Cost of Living Adjustments Effective December 1, 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in certain benefit rates and income limitations. These COLAs affect the pension, and parents’ dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) programs. The rate of the adjustment is tied to the increase in Social Security benefits effective December 1, 2016, as announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSA has announced an increase of 0.3%. SUMMARY: The COLAs are effective December 1, 2016. DATES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel McCargar, Pension Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (612–713– 8911). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 5312 and section VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 306 of Public Law 95–588, VA is required to increase the benefit rates and income limitations in the pension and parents’ DIC programs by the same percentage, and effective the same date, as increases in the benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act. The increased rates and income limitations are also required to be published in the Federal Register. The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be a 0.3% COLA increase in Social Security benefits effective December 1, 2016. Therefore, applying the same percentage and rounding in accordance with 38 CFR 3.29, the following increased rates and income limitations for the VA pension and parents’ DIC programs will be effective December 1, 2016: Pension Maximum Annual Rates (1) Veterans permanently and totally disabled (38 U.S.C. 1521): Veteran with no dependents, $12,907 Veteran with one dependent, $16,902 For each additional dependent, $2,205 (2) Veterans in need of aid and attendance (38 U.S.C. 1521): Veteran with no dependents, $21,531 Veteran with one dependent, $25,525 For each additional dependent, $2,205 (3) Veterans who are housebound (38 U.S.C. 1521): Veteran with no dependents, $15,773 Veteran with one dependent, $19,770 For each additional dependent, $2,205 (4) Two veterans married to one another, combined rates (38 U.S.C. 1521): Neither veteran in need of aid and attendance or housebound, $16,902 Either veteran in need of aid and attendance, $25,525 Both veterans in need of aid and attendance, $34,153 Either veteran housebound, $19,770 Both veterans housebound, $22,634 One veteran housebound and one veteran in need of aid and attendance, $28,385 For each dependent child, $2,205 Mexican border period and World War I veterans: The applicable maximum annual rate payable to a Mexican border period or World War I veteran under this table shall be increased by $2,932. (38 U.S.C. 1521(g)) (5) Surviving spouse alone and with a child or children of the deceased veteran in custody of the surviving spouse (38 U.S.C. 1541): Surviving spouse alone, $8,656 Surviving spouse and one child in his or her custody, $11,330 For each additional child in his or her custody, $2,205 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12915 (6) Surviving spouses in need of aid and attendance (38 U.S.C. 1541): Surviving spouse alone, $13,836 Surviving spouse with one child in custody, $16,506 Surviving Spouse of Spanish-American War veteran alone, $14,397 Surviving Spouse of Spanish-American War veteran with one child in custody, $17,006 For each additional child in his or her custody, $2,205 (7) Surviving spouses who are housebound (38 U.S.C. 1541): Surviving spouse alone, $10,580 Surviving spouse and one child in his or her custody, $13,249 For each additional child in his or her custody, $2,205 (8) Surviving child alone (38 U.S.C. 1542), $2,205 Reduction for income: The rate payable is the applicable maximum rate minus the countable annual income of the eligible person. (38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541 and 1542). Parents’ DIC DIC shall be paid monthly to parents of a deceased veteran in the following amounts (38 U.S.C. 1315): One parent (38 U.S.C. 1315(b)): If there is only one parent, the monthly rate of DIC paid to such parent shall be $622 reduced on the basis of the parent’s annual income according to the following formula: For each $1 of annual income which is more than $0.00 but not more than $800, the $622 monthly rate shall not be reduced. For each $1 of annual income which is more than $800 but not more than $8,512, the monthly rate shall be reduced by $0.08. For each $1 of annual income which is more than $8,512 but not more than $8,513, the monthly rate shall be reduced by $0.04. For each $1 of annual income which is more than $8,513, the monthly rate will not be reduced. No Parents’ DIC is payable under this table if annual income exceeds $14,680. One parent who has remarried: If there is only one parent and the parent has remarried and is living with the parent’s spouse, DIC shall be paid under 38 U.S.C. 1315(b) or under 38 U.S.C. 1315(d), whichever shall result in the greater benefit being paid to the veteran’s parent. In the case of remarriage, the total combined annual income of the parent and the parent’s spouse shall be counted in determining the monthly rate of DIC. One of two parents not living with spouse (38 U.S.C. 1315(c)): The rates in Table 3 apply to (1) two parents who are E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12914-12915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04345]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0655]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review 
(Residency Verification Report--Veterans and Survivors (FL 21-914))

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits 
Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2017.

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-
0655'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise 
Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email 
cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0655'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Residency Verification Report--Veterans and Survivors (FL 
21-914).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0655.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form Letter 21-914 gathers the information necessary 
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verify that a Filipino veteran or beneficiary who is receiving benefits 
at the full-dollar rate based on U.S. residency continues to meet the 
residency requirements. The proper rate of payment could not be 
determined without this information.
    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 81 FR 240, on Dec 14, 2016, pages 90411 
and 90412.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 417.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,250.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-04345 Filed 3-6-17; 8:45 am]
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