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Elimination of On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Trainee Certification
Document Number: 2020-17844
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that contain the requirements for certification of attendance at on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs. This final rule adopts without change a proposed rule implementing a section of the ``Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act'' (VALOR Act), which eliminated the requirement that veterans and other eligible persons certify attendance at an on-the-job or apprentice training program prior to disbursement of a training assistance allowance. This final rule also eliminates the certification requirement for trainees in a program of apprenticeship or on-the-job training under chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Lay/Witness Statement
Document Number: 2020-20054
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Aggravation Definition
Document Number: 2020-17672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes its adjudication regulations relating to aggravation of service-connected disabilities to more clearly define ``aggravation'' in service- connection claims. The revisions would explicitly confirm a singular definition of ``aggravation'' that includes the requirement of ``permanent worsening.'' The revisions would also include minor organizational and technical changes.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application and Training Agreement For Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training Programs
Document Number: 2020-19823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran/Servicemember's Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing
Document Number: 2020-19789
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty Service, 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: Accelerated Payment Verification of Completion Letter
Document Number: 2020-19788
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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.
Geriatric and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19725
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19648
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19469
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Document Number: 2020-19450
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2020-19272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation
Document Number: 2020-19173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (the Committee), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 20202021 membership cycle.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18435
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Provider-Based Requirements
Document Number: 2020-17042
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no changes, a proposed rule to revise its medical regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual at a VA medical facility for treatment of a nonservice-connected condition. Specifically, this rulemaking adds a regulation that establishes the requirements VA will use to determine whether a VA medical facility has provider-based status.
Disruption of Mail Service
Document Number: 2020-18839
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In response to the declaration of a national emergency, announced on March 13, 2020, due to the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) instituted temporary provisions for determining the acceptable dates for the receipt of correspondence through the United States Postal Service mail and other mail delivery systems. This is an updated notice to VA's April 20, 2020, Federal Register publication.
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18814
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2020-18656
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
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 ``VHA Corporate Data Warehouse-VA'' (172VA10P2) as set forth in 79 FR 4377. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Manager; Purposes of the System; Categories of Records in the System; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System and Policies; Record Access Procedure; Notification Procedure; and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-18523
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an 18 month computer matching agreement (CMA) agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans and caregivers who are in federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to re-establish the agreement between VA and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), BOP. BOP will disclose information about individuals who are in federal prison. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-18521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-18410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Reinstatement-Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months and Application for Reinstatement Non-Medical Comparative Health Statement
Document Number: 2020-18323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
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: Maintenance of Records Under 38 CFR 36.4333
Document Number: 2020-18292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
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 collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program Amendments
Document Number: 2020-15981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) program, to clarify the eligibility criteria, add definitions, and explain the application and appeals processes, including the submission of supporting evidence and the interaction between the administrative appeals process and a Federal lawsuit on a claim. VA proposes to recodify the definitions in the current regulation that are pertinent to the schedule of losses, revise existing definitions, and add new definitions. VA would add a new regulation to codify the text at the beginning of the schedule of losses, recodify that schedule, and amend the criteria for certain losses in the schedule. This rulemaking also responds to a petition for rulemaking.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-17945
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides notice that the VA intends to renew a computer matching agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This disclosure provides VA with data to update the master records of VA applicants and beneficiaries, including Veterans and survivors, and their eligible dependent(s) who are receiving income-dependent benefits. This disclosure also provides VA with data to determine the continued eligibility of those receiving income-dependent benefits and those beneficiaries who are receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate because of unemployability, and allow VA to adjust or discontinue benefits accordingly.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17814
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the MISSION Act: Veterans Community Care Program
Document Number: 2020-17764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
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.
IHS/THP Reimbursement Agreements Program-AI/AN Veterans Care Coordination
Document Number: 2020-17584
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate a tribal consultation session regarding care coordination for veterans receiving care under the VA's Indian Health Service/Tribal Health Program (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreements Program. VA is seeking input on how we can ensure American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans, who need care beyond what is offered directly within IHS/THP facilities, are able to get that care seamlessly either in VA medical facilities or in the community. VA established the Healthcare Coordination Advisory Board, with participation from IHS and tribes, to assist in developing and implementing standardized processes for care coordination. This consultation session aims to discuss the approach developed from the Advisory Board meetings and receive attendees' feedback on the plans for implementation of care coordination activities. Meeting Access Information: The virtual tribal consultation session will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Participants can access the presentation by logging into the following: https://vacctraining.adobeconnect.com/ tribalconsultationihsthpreimbursementcarecoordinationplan/; for audio, please dial 1-800-767-1750, extension 85286. Participants will interact by submitting written comments/questions using the chat function during the presentation. Written comments may also be submitted to tribalgovernmentconsultation@va.gov before September 25, 2020, or by mail at Department of Veterans Affairs, Suite 915L, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17459
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Improvements and Amendments Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018
Document Number: 2020-15931
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with changes, a proposed rule to revise its regulations that govern VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). This final rule makes improvements to PCAFC and updates the regulations to comply with the recent enactment of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which made changes to the program's authorizing statute. This final rule allows PCAFC to better address the needs of veterans of all eras and standardize the program to focus on eligible veterans with moderate and severe needs.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Verification of Eligibility for Burial in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2020-16506
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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: Department of Veterans Affairs; Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization VA Form 0896A
Document Number: 2020-16503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), 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: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-16431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16386
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: (Presidential Memorial Certificate Form)
Document Number: 2020-16384
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program
Document Number: 2020-15411
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern scholarship programs to certain health care professionals. This rulemaking implements the mandates of the VA MISSION Act of 2018 by establishing a Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program, which will assist VA in meeting the staffing needs of VA physicians in medical specialties for which VA has determined that recruitment or retention of qualified personnel is difficult.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-16323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished in certain circumstances.
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2020-16256
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
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 and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Educational Assistance for Certain Former Members of the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2020-15989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern scholarships to certain health care professionals. This rulemaking would implement the mandates of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 by establishing a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training leading to a degree as a physician assistant.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16114
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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 currently entitled, ``Education Debt Reduction Program-VA'' (115VA10). VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Location; System Manager; Record Source Categories; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses; Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records; Physical, Administrative and Procedural Safeguards; Record Access Procedure; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16113
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the withdrawal of a notice that was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VR&E Longitudinal Study Survey
Document Number: 2020-16039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-16033
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-15909
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
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: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) Request, Priority Processing Request and Document/Evidence Submission
Document Number: 2020-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-16
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.