Agency Information Collection: Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance, 57653-57654 [2017-26253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0469] Agency Information Collection Activity: Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veterans or Beneficiary Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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 form is used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish entitlement to Government Life Insurance proceeds in estate cases when formal administration of the estate is not required. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 5, 2018. 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 Administrations (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. 2900–0469’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. 3501–3521 and Title 38, U.S.C. Sections 1817 and 1950. Title: Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veterans of Beneficiary VA Form 29–541. OMB Control Number: 2900–0469. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The form is used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish entitlement to Government Life Insurance proceeds in estate cases when formal administration of the estate is not required. The information on the form is required by law, Title 38, U.S.C. Sections 1817 and 1950. This form expired due to high volume of work and staffing changes. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,039 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,078. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–26252 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0721] Agency Information Collection: Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice; under OMB review. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57653 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. Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2018. 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. 2900–0721’’ 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. 2900–0721’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: (Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21–2680)). OMB Control Number: 2900–0721. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–2680 is used to determine eligibility for the aid and attendance and/or housebound benefit. This form is maintained in the veteran’s claims folder. The purpose of this examination is to record manifestations and findings pertinent to the question of whether the claimant is housebound (confined to the home or immediate premises) or in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person. 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 82 FR 74 on April 19, 2017, page 18537. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 7,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 57654 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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. [FR Doc. 2017–26253 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0073] Agency Information Collection Activity: Enrollment Certification Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, 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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 5, 2018. 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. 2900–0073’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. 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 the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Dec 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3034, 3241, 3323, 3680; and 3684, 10 U.S.C. 16136, and 16166, 38 CFR 21.4203, 21.5200(d), 21.7152, 21.7652, 21.9720 and Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Title: Enrollment Agreement, VA Form 22–1999. OMB Control Number: 2900–0073. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA uses the information collected on VA Form 22–1999 to determine the amount of educational benefits payable to the trainee during the period of enrollment or training. Additionally, VA also uses these forms to determine whether the trainee has requested an advance payment or accelerated payment of benefits. Without this information, VA would not have a basis upon which to make payment or to know if a person was requesting an advance or accelerated payment. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Burden: 851,394 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 min. Frequency of Response: Twice Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,702,788. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–26250 Filed 12–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2018, which applies toward the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 private purchase of an outer burial receptacle (or ‘‘graveliner’’) for use in a VA national cemetery. The allowance is equal to the average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carter, Chief of Budget Execution Division, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: 202–461–9764 (this is not a toll-free number). Section 2306(e)(3) and (4) of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) authorizes VA to provide a monetary allowance for the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery where its use is authorized. The allowance for qualified interments that occur during calendar year 2018 is the average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners in fiscal year 2017, less the administrative costs incurred by VA in processing and paying the allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. The average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners is determined by taking VA’s total cost during a fiscal year for single-depth graveliners that were procured for placement at the time of interment and dividing it by the total number of such graveliners procured by VA during that fiscal year. The calculation excludes both graveliners procured and pre-placed in gravesites as part of cemetery gravesite development projects and all double-depth graveliners. Using this method of computation, the average cost was determined to be $315.00 for fiscal year 2017. The administrative costs incurred by VA consist of those costs that relate to processing and paying an allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. These costs have been determined to be $9.00 for calendar year 2018. The allowance payable for qualifying interments occurring during calendar year 2018, therefore, is $306.00. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57653-57654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26253]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0721]


Agency Information Collection: Exam for Housebound Status or 
Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice; under OMB review.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 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 January 5, 2018.

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-
0721'' 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-
0721'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-21.

    Title: (Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular 
Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-2680)).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0721.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 21-2680 is used to determine eligibility for the 
aid and attendance and/or housebound benefit. This form is maintained 
in the veteran's claims folder. The purpose of this examination is to 
record manifestations and findings pertinent to the question of whether 
the claimant is housebound (confined to the home or immediate premises) 
or in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person.
    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 82 FR 74 on April 19, 2017, page 18537.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 7,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.


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    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-26253 Filed 12-5-17; 8:45 am]
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