Agency Information Collection Activity: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Veterans Pension, 35996-35997 [2020-12726]

Download as PDF 35996 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for PHMSA, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘PHMSA Fast Track Generic Clearance comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) ADDRESSES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366–8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: To be determined. Needs and Uses: The proposed information collection provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient and timely manner, in accordance with the agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a statistical survey that yields quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. PHMSA expects to use various methods (e.g., customer satisfaction surveys, comment cards), to solicit feedback. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the agency’s services will be unavailable. The agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial; • The collections are focused on the awareness, understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, products, or communication materials; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release to the public; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections submitted under this generic clearance will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. A Federal Register Notice with a 60day comment period soliciting PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on this information collection was published on December 10, 2010 [75 FR 80542]. Current Action: New information collection request (generic). Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit Institutions; Not-ForProfit Institutions; State or Local Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 75. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 50. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3,750. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 3,750. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 312.5. Projected Average Burden Hour Estimates for the next three years: 937.5. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2020. William A. Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs and Policy, Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–12770 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0002] Agency Information Collection Activity: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Veterans Pension Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran’s 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 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 August 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0002’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny Green, danny.green2@va.gov at (202) 421–1354. 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: 38 U.S.C. 1502, 1503. Title: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) (VA Form 21P–527) and Application for Veterans Pension (VA Form 21P– 527EZ). OMB Control Number: 2900–0002. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), administers an integrated program of benefits and services, established by law, for veterans, service personnel, and their dependents and/or beneficiaries. Title 38 U.S.C. 5101(a) provides that a specific claim in the form provided by the Secretary must be filed in order for benefits to be paid to any individual under the laws administered by the Secretary. VA Form 21P–527EZ is the prescribed form for Veterans Pension applications. VA Form 21P–527 is used by Veterans to apply for pension benefits after they have previously applied for pension or for service-connected disability VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 compensation using one of the prescribed forms under 38 U.S.C. 5101(a). A veteran might reapply for pension using this form if a previous compensation or pension claim was denied or discontinued, or if the veteran is receiving compensation and the veteran now believes that pension would be a greater benefit. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 56,250 Hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 33.75 min. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. By direction of the Secretary: Danny S. Green, VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–12726 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0004] Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child—In-Service Death; Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran’s 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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35997 (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger at the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 2042 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov or call 202– 632–8924. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0004’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green at (202) 421–1354. 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: 38 U.S.C. 1310 through 1314 and 1532 through 1543. Title: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (VA Form 21P–534); Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child—In-Service Death (21P–534a); Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits (VA Form 21P–534EZ). OMB Control Number: 2900–0004. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Information is requested by these forms under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 1310 through 1314 and 1532 through 1543. VA Form 21P–534 is used to gather the necessary information to determine the eligibility of surviving spouses and children for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), death pension, accrued benefits, and death compensation. VA Form 21P– 534a is an abbreviated application for DIC that is used only by surviving spouses and children of veterans who died while on active duty service. The VA Form 21P–534EZ is used for the E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35996-35997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12726]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0002]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Income, Net Worth and 
Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability 
Benefits) and Application for Veterans Pension

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veteran's 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 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 August 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System

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(FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to [email protected]. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0002'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny Green, [email protected] at 
(202) 421-1354.

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: 38 U.S.C. 1502, 1503.
    Title: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of 
Claim for Total Disability Benefits) (VA Form 21P-527) and Application 
for Veterans Pension (VA Form 21P-527EZ).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0002.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its 
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), administers an integrated 
program of benefits and services, established by law, for veterans, 
service personnel, and their dependents and/or beneficiaries. Title 38 
U.S.C. 5101(a) provides that a specific claim in the form provided by 
the Secretary must be filed in order for benefits to be paid to any 
individual under the laws administered by the Secretary. VA Form 21P-
527EZ is the prescribed form for Veterans Pension applications.
    VA Form 21P-527 is used by Veterans to apply for pension benefits 
after they have previously applied for pension or for service-connected 
disability compensation using one of the prescribed forms under 38 
U.S.C. 5101(a). A veteran might reapply for pension using this form if 
a previous compensation or pension claim was denied or discontinued, or 
if the veteran is receiving compensation and the veteran now believes 
that pension would be a greater benefit.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 56,250 Hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 33.75 min.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Danny S. Green,
VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-12726 Filed 6-11-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P