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Threshold for Reporting VA Debts to Consumer Reporting Agencies
Document Number: 2021-15490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations around the conditions by which VA benefits debts or medical debts are reported to consumer reporting agencies (CRA). The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 provides the Secretary authority to prescribe regulations that establish the minimum amount of a benefits or medical debt that the Secretary will report to the CRA. This proposed change will establish the methodology for determining a minimum threshold for debts reported to CRA.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Document Number: 2021-15493
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2021-15436
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is providing notice of a new matching program between VA Financial Services Center (FSC), Commercial Operations Division and Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service), Do Not Pay (DNP) Business Center. The information will be used to determine whether an individual or entity is eligible to receive federal payments, contract awards, or other benefits, including reducing duplicate payments to vendors and beneficiaries, verifying that beneficiaries submitting claims are not deceased, collecting debt owed to federal or state governments, and suspending or revoking payments as needed.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification Test and Organization or Entity
Document Number: 2021-15169
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (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: Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veterans or Beneficiary
Document Number: 2021-15130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
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.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement of the Department of Veterans Affairs Housing Loan Program
Document Number: 2021-15014
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Housing Loan Program (HLP) for public review and comment. The Draft PEIS identifies, analyzes and documents the potential physical, environmental, cultural, socioeconomic and cumulative impacts of continued administration and operation of VA's HLP. The comprehensive HLP, which is managed by VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), administers VA-guaranteed housing loan benefits and other housing-related benefits that assist eligible Veterans, surviving spouses, active duty personnel, Selected Reservists and National Guardsmen (collectively referred to as Veterans) in purchasing, constructing, repairing, adapting, or improving a home.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program-Grant Application & Report
Document Number: 2021-15082
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Fee or Roster Personnel Designation
Document Number: 2021-15049
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veteran Benefit 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: Report of General Information, Report of First Notice of Death, Report of Nursing Home or Assisted Living Information, Report of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Report of Non-Receipt of Payment, Report of Incarceration, Report of Month of Death
Document Number: 2021-14622
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
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.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-14605
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-14602
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-14599
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Community Residential Care (CRC) Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2021-14594
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VHA Homeless Programs-Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans
Document Number: 2021-14183
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Student Beneficiary Report-Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS)
Document Number: 2021-14037
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-01
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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: uSPEQ® Consumer Experience Survey (Rehabilitation)
Document Number: 2021-14001
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 30, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Contract for Training and Employment
Document Number: 2021-13959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
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: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan; Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
Document Number: 2021-13903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a Notice that published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2021 under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan; Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
Document Number: 2021-13902
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a Notice that published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2021 under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Insurance Deduction Authorization
Document Number: 2021-13762
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
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 Conversion
Document Number: 2021-13757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: On-the-Job Training Agreement
Document Number: 2021-13752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Insert Administration name, 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: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion, and Specially Adaptive Housing Assistive Technology Grants Criteria and Responses
Document Number: 2021-13744
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Enrollment Certification
Document Number: 2021-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-13554
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
ExecVA was a repository for Veterans' calls. The details of the calls are recorded and assigned to field personnel within the system. Users throughout VA can collaborate on responses to Veterans and other stakeholders, which results in improved accuracy, consistency, and timeliness of responses through shared data and knowledge management. ExecVA was developed on the COTS product Footprints.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Change of Permanent Plan-Medical
Document Number: 2021-13542
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
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: VA MATIC Authorization
Document Number: 2021-13541
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
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.
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2021-13272
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. These amendments provide GPD with increased flexibility to: Respond to the changing needs of homeless veterans; repurpose existing and future funds more efficiently; and allow recipients the ability to add, modify, or eliminate components of funded programs. This rule updates these regulations to better serve our homeless veteran population and the recipients who serve them.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Direct Deposit Enrollment/Change
Document Number: 2021-13308
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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: Designation of Certifying Official(s)
Document Number: 2021-13306
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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: Request for Approval of School Attendance and School Attendance Report
Document Number: 2021-13292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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.
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'').