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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP)
Document Number: 2021-13142
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-13141
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled, ``Veteran, Patient, Employee, and Volunteer Research and Development Project RecordsVA'' (34VA12) as set forth in the Federal Register. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Manager; Purpose of the System; Categories of Individuals Covered by the System; Categories of Records in the System; Record Source Categories; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System; Policies and Practices for Storage of Records; Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records; Physical, Procedural and Administrative Safeguards; Record Access Procedure; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request and Authorization for Supplies (Chapter 31-Veteran Readiness and Employment)
Document Number: 2021-12800
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) Approval
Document Number: 2021-12721
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 revision of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VAAR 832.202-04, Security for Government Financing
Document Number: 2021-12655
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-12541
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs)
Document Number: 2021-12539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for DIC by Parent(s) Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation
Document Number: 2021-12465
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12299
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee (hereinafter in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of Training Hours, Wages, and Progress
Document Number: 2021-12106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Paralympics & Olympics Monthly Assistance Allowance Application and Certification
Document Number: 2021-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Ordinary Life
Document Number: 2021-12055
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Extension of Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) Application Periods in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-12017
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to extend the deadline for former members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) to apply for VGLI coverage following separation from service in order to address the inability of former members directly or indirectly affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to purchase VGLI. This rule will be in effect until December 11, 2021.
Changes to Administrative Procedures Governing Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2021-11835
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern the processes and procedures for issuing and managing guidance documents. These changes are necessary because an Executive order (E.O.) entitled ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' under which the regulations were originally issued, has been rescinded by an E.O. entitled ``Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.'' This final rulemaking will implement changes to ensure that the processes and procedures comply with the mandates of the E.Os. entitled ``Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation'' and ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' while also maintaining certain beneficial practices.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Amended
Document Number: 2021-11669
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA), Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs (``the Committee'').
VA's Indian Health Service/Tribal Health Program Reimbursement Agreements Program-Pharmacy Reimbursement Rate for the Lower 48 States
Document Number: 2021-11624
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a tribal consultation regarding VA's Indian Health Service/Tribal Health Program (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreements Program. VA is seeking input on adopting a pharmacy reimbursement rate for the lower 48 states.
Agency Information Collection Activity: CHAMPVA Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance, Potential Liability & Miscellaneous Expenses
Document Number: 2021-11618
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
Document Number: 2021-11452
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for membership on the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (``the Committee'') for the 2021 membership cycle.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Trainee Request for Leave (Chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment)
Document Number: 2021-11397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Notice of Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission Foreword and Criteria
Document Number: 2021-11398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is required to develop criteria that will be used in making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. This notice provides the required final selection criteria.
Loan Guaranty: COVID-19 Veterans Assistance Partial Claim Payment Program
Document Number: 2021-11373
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing through this final rule the COVID-19 Veterans Assistance Partial Claim Payment program (COVID-VAPCP), a temporary program to help veterans return to making normal loan payments on a VA-guaranteed loan (guaranteed loan) after exiting a forbearance for financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 national emergency.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Report of Medical, Legal and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death
Document Number: 2021-11372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-11316
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled, ``VA Employee Whole Health Program Records-VA.''.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: (VA Form 21-4502)
Document Number: 2021-11227
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
National Research Advisory Council Notice of Meeting-Cancellation
Document Number: 2021-10967
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10956
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10698
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee advises the VA Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology.
Reestablishment: Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs intends to reestablish the Veterans' Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee for a 2-year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10682
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council; Reestablishment
Document Number: 2021-10648
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs intends to reestablish the National Research Advisory Council for a 2- year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Information Regarding Apportionment of Beneficiary's Award
Document Number: 2021-10644
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Authorization and Consent To Release Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and General Release for Medical Provider Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Document Number: 2021-10638
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program: Name Change
Document Number: 2021-08555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the regulations pertaining to the name of the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. VA provides benefits and services under the program name of ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment''. VA is proposing to amend the name to ``Veteran Readiness and Employment'' (VR&E). VA further proposes that the references to the position of ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer'' be amended to ``Veteran Readiness and Employment Officer'' and the position of ``Director of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment'' be amended to ``Executive Director of Veteran Readiness and Employment''.
Notice of Tribal Consultation on the Department of Veterans Affairs' State Home Programs
Document Number: 2021-10556
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking Tribal consultation to assist VA in implementing the requirements of section 3004 of the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (the Act), The Act amended the statutory authorities of two VA programs (the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program and the State Home Per Diem Program) so that Indian tribes were included in definitions for ``state'' and ``state home.'' VA is required to consult with Indian tribes to determine if any legislative or administrative action is necessary to modify these state home programs to function efficiently in support of state Veterans homes operated by Indian tribes pursuant to the amendments made by section 3004 of the Act. VA seeks input on the legislative, regulatory and administrative modifications that may be necessary to support State Veterans Homes operated by American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in response to these amendments.
Veterans and Survivors Pension and Parents' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Cost of Living Adjustments Effective December 1, 2020
Document Number: 2021-10509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by law, VA is hereby giving notice of Cost-of- Living Adjustments (COLA) 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, 2020, as announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSA has announced an increase of 1.3%.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2021-10483
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA) 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.
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2021-10415
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable and the increase in the amount used to determine an individual's entitlement charge for reimbursement of a licensing, certification, or national test for the 2021-2022 academic year (AY), effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2021-10339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Statement of Marital Relationship
Document Number: 2021-10315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan Worksheet
Document Number: 2021-10299
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Employment Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-10298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Supplement to VA Forms 21-526EZ, 21P-534EZ, and 21P-535 (For Philippine Claims)
Document Number: 2021-10297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Employment Information in Connection With Claim for Disability Benefits
Document Number: 2021-10295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veterans or Beneficiary
Document Number: 2021-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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. 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. The information on the form is required by law, Title 38, U.S.C. Sections 1817 and 1950.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2021-10193
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives
Document Number: 2021-10115
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veteran's Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability
Document Number: 2021-10114
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.