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Rental and Utility Assistance for Certain Low-Income Veteran Families
Document Number: 2019-10254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This proposed rule would enable grantees to augment available housing options for homeless veterans in high rent burden communities by increasing the rental assistance for up to two years before recertification. Conditions in some local housing markets such as low vacancy rates and higher costs have made it increasingly difficult to recruit landlords and help homeless veteran families find and sustain permanent housing. Providing enhanced rental assistance in these communities is necessary to help VA progress in its goal to end veteran homelessness.
Streamlining Annual Rate Publication for VA Educational Benefits
Document Number: 2019-10245
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations regarding the monthly rates payable for the following educational assistance programs: Montgomery GI BillActive Duty (MGIB- AD), Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve (MGIB-SR), and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA). Instead of publishing the monthly rates in regulations, VA will continue to publish the monthly rates annually on VA's Education Service rate tables website. This website publication provides the public with timely notification of the annual changes to monthly rates.
Veterans Care Agreements
Document Number: 2019-10076
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations to implement its authority to furnish necessary care to covered individuals through certain agreements. Section 102 of the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 authorizes VA to enter into agreements to furnish required care and services when such care and services are not feasibly available to certain individuals through a VA facility, a contract, or a sharing agreement. This interim final rule establishes the parameters of those agreements, to include: Establishing a certification process for providers who will furnish such care or services; establishing a methodology by which rates will be calculated for payment of care or services under an agreement; and establishing an administrative process for adjudicating disputes arising under or related to such agreements, including those pertaining to claims for payment for care or services provided under an agreement.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-09757
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an 18 month computer matching agreement (CMA) agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding Veterans who have returned to active duty and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to re-establish the agreement between VA, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the DoD, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). DoD will disclose information about individuals who have returned to active duty. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Direct Deposit Enrollment; International Direct Deposit Enrollment
Document Number: 2019-09273
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-10
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: Creating Options for Veterans Expedited Recovery (COVER) Commission Veterans Focus Groups: Mental Health Services Preferences and Utilization Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-09424
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-08
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: Service Level Measurement-VBA Contact Center Survey
Document Number: 2019-09243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Experience Office (VEO), 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: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party
Document Number: 2019-09248
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
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: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 4)
Document Number: 2019-09203
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) Web-Accessible Self-Assessment/Questionnaire
Document Number: 2019-09154
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health 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: Application for Health Professions Trainees
Document Number: 2019-09132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health 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: VA MATIC Enrollment/Change
Document Number: 2019-08959
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
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 Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-08685
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board
Document Number: 2019-08363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein-after referred in this section to as ``the Board'') for the VA West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (``Campus''). The Board is established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any other successor master plans.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2019-08223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Availability: Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2019-08048
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 12 currently operational Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable) to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue services to the homeless Special Need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Claim for One Sum Payment Government Life Insurance and Claim for Monthly Payments Government Life Insurance
Document Number: 2019-07984
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
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 Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities
Document Number: 2019-07979
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
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: Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance Into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status
Document Number: 2019-07974
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
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.
Active Service Pay
Document Number: 2019-07751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations. One amendment would permit VA to suspend disability compensation payments upon receipt of notice from the Department of Defense (DoD) that the veteran has received, is receiving, or will begin to receive active service pay. This proposed change would reduce the financial impact on veterans associated with receipt of VA disability compensation and active service pay by allowing VA to make necessary adjustments as close in time to the receipt of active service pay as possible. VA also proposes an amendment to clarify how VA adjudicates benefit adjustments based on receipt of active service pay for certain types of service.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Loan Service Report
Document Number: 2019-07732
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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 Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility-Unmarried Surviving Spouses
Document Number: 2019-07730
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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: 2019-07649
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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 known as ``Inspector General Hotline (Complaint Center) Records'' (66VA53) by amending the Routine Uses, the Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, and the Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records within the System. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-07648
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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 known as ``The Office of Inspector General Management Information System (MIS)VA'' (71VA53), by amending the Routine Uses and Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records within the System.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-07647
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
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 known as ``Criminal Investigations'' (11VA51) by amending the Routine Uses and the Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records within the System. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Marital Status Questionnaire
Document Number: 2019-07462
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-16
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.
Tiered Pharmacy Copayments for Medications Update
Document Number: 2019-07336
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Notice updates the information on Tier 1 medications.
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs' Records
Document Number: 2019-07271
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On April 1, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule to amend its regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act to reorganize, streamline, and clarify existing regulations. An error occurred in one amendatory instruction. This document corrects that error.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts; Correction
Document Number: 2019-07193
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On March 19, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments. The changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. An error occurred in one amendatory instruction. This document corrects that error.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits
Document Number: 2019-07106
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
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, 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
Document Number: 2019-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2019-06978
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
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 2019-2020 academic year.
Summary of Precedent Opinions of the General Counsel
Document Number: 2019-06855
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing a summary of legal interpretations issued by the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) involving Veterans' benefits under laws administered by VA. These interpretations are considered precedential by VA and will be followed by VA officials and employees in claim matters involving the same legal issues. This summary is published to provide the public and, in particular, Veterans' benefits claimants and their representatives, with notice of VA's interpretations regarding the legal matters at issue.
Veterans Community Care Program-Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant Care
Document Number: 2019-06730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On February 22, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations on the provision of necessary hospital care, medical services, and extended care services from non-VA entities or providers in the community. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) provides clarification about the process to be used to make decisions regarding organ and bone marrow transplant care.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education (VACOE), Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-06676
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) Employment Verification Form
Document Number: 2019-06322
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-02
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.
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs' Records
Document Number: 2019-06101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act to reorganize, streamline, and clarify existing regulations.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-05874
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for a Certificate of Eligibility for VA Home Loan Benefit
Document Number: 2019-05663
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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: Statement of Disappearance
Document Number: 2019-05660
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Pension Claim Questionnaire for Farm Income
Document Number: 2019-05659
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts; Correction
Document Number: 2019-05576
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On March 19, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments. The changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. An error occurred in one amendatory instruction. This document corrects that error.
Committal Services, Memorial Services and Funeral Honors
Document Number: 2019-05454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations to address committal or memorial services and funeral honors. The proposed rule would reflect current VA practices relative to respecting the expressed wishes of the personal representative when making arrangements for the committal or memorial service. We would clarify the process for requesting committal or memorial services when requesting interment at VA national cemeteries and we would address access to public areas at VA national cemeteries. The proposed rule would also address when committal services may be conducted at a gravesite rather than in a committal shelter. We also propose measures to implement the statutory requirement that VA notify the personal representative of the funeral honors available to the deceased veteran.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-05504
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Availability: Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2019-05359
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds to eligible entities to provide time-limited case management services to improve the retention of housing by Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing from programs such as VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program or VA's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Contracted Residential Services (CRS) Program.