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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
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, ``Caregiver Support Program Caregiver Record Management Application (CARMA)VA'' (197VA10) formerly included and described in the ``Enrollment and Eligibility Records-VA'' (147VA10NF1) last amended in the Federal Register on July 14, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs)
Document Number: 2021-07268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Questionnaire (Chapter 31, Title 38 U.S. Code)
Document Number: 2021-07237
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request and Authorization for Supplies (Chapter 31-Veteran Readiness and Employment)
Document Number: 2021-07231
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
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: Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP)
Document Number: 2021-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-07023
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
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, ``Employee Incentive Scholarship Program-VA'' (110VA10) as set forth in the Federal Register. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Location; System Manager; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System and Policies; Policies and Practices for Retrievability of Records; Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records; Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards; Record Access Procedure; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA Form 26-0967, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion, and VA Form 26-0967a, Specially Adaptive Housing Assistive Technology Grants Criteria and Responses
Document Number: 2021-06988
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
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.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06760
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for DIC by Parent(s) (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation)
Document Number: 2021-06759
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Documentation Required for Identification of Veterans Who Are Members of an Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2021-06735
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a tribal consultation session to receive attendees' feedback regarding the information and documentation that VA may utilize for identification of veterans who are members of an Indian tribe.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06682
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Certification of Evidence for Proof of Service
Document Number: 2021-06535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations concerning the nature of evidence that VA will accept as proof of military service and character of discharge. In the past, VA only accepted original service documents, copies of service documents issued by the service department or by a public custodian of records, or photocopies of service documents if they were certified to be true copies of documents acceptable to VA by an accredited agent, attorney or service organization representative who had successfully completed VA-prescribed training on military records. This proposed change would allow VA to accept uncertified copies of service documents as evidence of military service if VA is satisfied that the documents are free from alteration. The intended effect of this amendment is to streamline and improve the timeliness of adjudication and claims processing for VA benefitswithout compromising program integrity.
AR16-Notice of Request for Information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-06392
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is requesting information to assist in implementing the requirements of section 201 of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019. The Act mandates VA to establish the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) to reduce veteran suicide through a three-year community-based grant program that would provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate providing suicide prevention services to eligible veterans and their families. VA is required to consult with certain entities related to administering this new grant program, and through this request for information, VA seeks comments on various topics to help inform VA's development of the SSG Fox SPGP and its implementing regulations.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06581
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: VAAR 832.202-04, Security For Government Financing
Document Number: 2021-06539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), 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.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2021-06522
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06350
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-06327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-06311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is republishing the agency's announcement of the availability of funds for the Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant Program for fiscal year (FY) 2021. On February 8, 2021, VA published the initial announcement that referenced certain Executive Orders that have been rescinded. VA is republishing the announcement, removing the reference to the rescinded orders, extending the application date and grant cycle, and making a minor grammatical correction. The objective of the grant is to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing (SAH). This notice is intended to provide applicants with the information necessary to apply for the SAHAT Grant Program. VA strongly recommends referring to the SAHAT Grant Program regulation in conjunction with this notice. The registration process described in this notice applies only to applicants who will register to submit project applications for FY 2021 SAHAT Grant Program funds.
Veterans Legacy Grants Program
Document Number: 2021-05721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes regulations to establish the Veterans Legacy Grants Program (VLGP). VA would establish grant application procedures and evaluative criteria for determining whether to issue funding to eligible entities to conduct cemetery research and produce VLGP educational materials. Educational materials would relate the histories of Veterans interred in national, State, or Tribal Veterans' cemeteries and would promote community engagement with those histories.
Billing and Collection by VA for Medical Care and Services
Document Number: 2021-05717
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with nonsubstantive changes, a proposed rule to revise its regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual for treatment of a nonservice-connected disability. Specifically, this rulemaking will revise the provisions of VA regulations that determine the charges VA will bill third-party payers for non-VA care provided at VA expense, will include a time limit for which third-party payers can request a refund, and will clarify that third-party payers cannot reduce or refuse payment because of the billing methodology used to determine the charge.
Transplant Procedures With Live Donors and Related Care and Services
Document Number: 2021-05682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations to implement legislation providing it stand-alone authority to provide surgical procedures to remove a solid organ or bone marrow from a live donor for transplantation into a veteran and to furnish the live donor any care or services before and after the surgical procedure required in connection with the veteran's transplantation procedure. This rulemaking would implement the mandates of section 153 of the VA MISSION Act of 2018.
Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05901
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
New Evidence
Document Number: 2021-05875
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends the regulation governing use of service department records as new evidence to remove the words ``Joint Services Record Research Center.'' This change is necessary because the U.S. Department of Army, Records Management and Declassification Agency (RMDA) has realigned its records research activities and the Joint Services Record Research Center (JSRRC) no longer exists.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program Amendments
Document Number: 2021-05852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On August 19, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations that govern the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) program. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) clarifies that VA's proposed denial of a petition for rulemaking, as set forth in that proposed rulemaking, is a proper subject for the submission of comments and provides a new opportunity for submission of such comments.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05895
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2021-05788
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment
Document Number: 2021-05566
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2021-05545
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: Report of Medical, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death
Document Number: 2021-05507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Information Regarding Apportionment of Beneficiary's Award
Document Number: 2021-05483
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: 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: 2021-05458
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05251
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Exclusion of Children's Income
Document Number: 2021-05109
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Marital Relationship
Document Number: 2021-05071
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Employment Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-05048
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran's Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability
Document Number: 2021-05019
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Survey of Individuals Using Their Entitlement to Educational Assistance Under the Educational Assistance Programs Administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2021-04996
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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, 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: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives
Document Number: 2021-04995
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Exclusion of Children's Income
Document Number: 2021-04970
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Employment Information in Connection With Claim for Disability Benefits
Document Number: 2021-04901
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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 reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Supplement to VA Forms 21-526EZ, 21P-534EZ, and 21P-535 (For Philippine Claims)
Document Number: 2021-04898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan Worksheet
Document Number: 2021-04895
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
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: Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes
Document Number: 2021-04868
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-09
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.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-04839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials
Document Number: 2021-04780
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Tiered Pharmacy Copayments for Medications; Calendar Year 2021 Update
Document Number: 2021-04458
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Notice updates the information on Tier 1 medications.