Agency Information Collection Activity: Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits, CFR 21.7080, 17742 [2017-07400]

Download as PDF 17742 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 / Notices control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published Vol. 82, FR 16, Thursday, January 26, 2017, pages 8567–8568. Affected Public: Individuals or household or small businesses/other small entities. Estimated Annual Burden: 19,535 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 75 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,628. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–07395 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0708] Agency Information Collection Activity: Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits, CFR 21.7080 Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 transfer a servicemember’s educational assistance benefits to his or her dependents. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 12, 2017. 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0708’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits, CFR 21.7080. OMB Control Number: 2900–0708. Type of Review: Revision of an approved collection. Abstract: Servicemembers on active duty may request to designate up to a maximum of 18 months of their educational assistance entitlement to their spouse, one or more of their children, or a combination of the spouse and children. VA will accept DoD Form 2366–1 as evidence that the servicemember was approved by the military to transfer entitlement. The servicemember must submit in writing to VA, the names of each dependent, the number of months of entitlement transferred to each dependent, and the period (beginning or ending date) for which the transfer will be effective for each designated dependent. VA will use the information shown on DoD Form 2366–1 to determine whether the dependent qualifies to receive education benefits under the transfer of entitlement provision of law. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 11,311 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,735. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–07400 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0116] Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. VA Form 21–4193 is used to gather information from penal institutions about incarcerated VA beneficiaries. When beneficiaries are incarcerated in penal institutions in excess of 60 days after conviction, VA benefits are reduced or terminated. Without this collection of information, VA would be unable to accurately adjust the rates of incarcerated beneficiaries and overpayments would result. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 12, 2017. 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0116’’ in any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 12, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0708]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Evidence for Transfer of 
Entitlement of Education Benefits, CFR 21.7080

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 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 transfer a servicemember's educational assistance benefits to 
his or her dependents.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 12, 2017.

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 (20M33), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0708'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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.
    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-21.
    Title: Evidence for Transfer of Entitlement of Education Benefits, 
CFR 21.7080.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0708.
    Type of Review: Revision of an approved collection.
    Abstract: Servicemembers on active duty may request to designate up 
to a maximum of 18 months of their educational assistance entitlement 
to their spouse, one or more of their children, or a combination of the 
spouse and children. VA will accept DoD Form 2366-1 as evidence that 
the servicemember was approved by the military to transfer entitlement. 
The servicemember must submit in writing to VA, the names of each 
dependent, the number of months of entitlement transferred to each 
dependent, and the period (beginning or ending date) for which the 
transfer will be effective for each designated dependent. VA will use 
the information shown on DoD Form 2366-1 to determine whether the 
dependent qualifies to receive education benefits under the transfer of 
entitlement provision of law.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 11,311 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,735.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of 
Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-07400 Filed 4-11-17; 8:45 am]
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