Department of Veterans Affairs January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Loan Guaranty: Prepurchase Counseling Requirements
Document Number: 05-1712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on October 11, 2001 (66 FR 51893) to amend its loan guaranty regulations that set forth underwriting standards for VA guaranteed loans. We had proposed to require first-time homebuyers to complete homeownership counseling and to add a compensating factor for certain veterans who do not fully meet VA's underwriting standards. However, the proposed rule and comments have been superseded by recently-adopted requirements established by the Department of Defense mandating such counseling for all enlistees and by VA's decision to provide a link to the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae's) Homeownership Information Center, which provides a wide array of information for homebuyers pertaining to the homebuying process, mortgage affordability, loan calculators, credit counseling, etc. Accordingly, this document hereby withdraws the proposed rule.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed by insurance personnel to determine continued entitlement to Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to waive disability benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1709
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to establish veteran-borrowers repayment agreement on delinquent guaranteed or insured VA home loans.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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 existing collection in use without an OMB control number, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to authorize VA to start or change direct deposit of Government Life Insurance payments.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine continued entitlement to benefits based on unemployment.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed from claimants prior to undergoing a VA medical examination for disability benefits.
Relocation of National Cemetery Administration Regulations
Document Number: 05-1705
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Previously the regulations administered by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were set forth in Part 1 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Recently, NCA was assigned Part 38 of Title 38 for its regulations. Accordingly, we are moving the regulations administered by NCA and located in Part 1 to new Part 38. We have made non-substantive changes to headings of regulations, but we have not made any changes to the text other than conforming changes to section numbers.
Time Limit for Requests for De Novo
Document Number: 05-1704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In a document published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 10866 on March 11, 2002, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to amend its adjudication regulations concerning the time a claimant has in which to request a de novo review of a decision at the Veterans Service Center level after filing a Notice of Disagreement. This document withdraws that proposed rule.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-1541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``National Prosthetic Patient Database (NPPD)-VA'' (33VA113) as set forth in the Federal Register, 40 FR 38095 (Aug. 26, 1975) and last amended in the Federal Register, 66 FR 20033-34 (Apr. 18, 2001). VA is amending the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Loan Guaranty: Implementation of Public Law 107-103
Document Number: 05-1540
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms, with one modification, an amendment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan guaranty regulations implementing sections 401 through 404 of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001. The amendment incorporates into the regulations the following statutory changes: an increase in the maximum amount of loan guaranty entitlement from $50,750 to $60,000, a liberalization of the requirements regarding Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between VA and Native American Tribes in order for their members to qualify for direct housing loans to Native American veterans, a revision of the requirement that loan instruments used in connection with VA guaranteed loans contain a statement that such loans are not assumable without prior VA approval, and an increase in the maximum specially adapted housing grant and in the special housing adaptations grant. Because these special housing grant amounts have been increased by subsequent legislation, this final rule reflects the current statutory limits of $50,000 and $10,000, respectively.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1306
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
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. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine whether a claimant served in the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines or in recognized guerrilla organizations.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine surviving spouse of a veteran eligibility for a VA home loan.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-1304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-981
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-980
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine whether children's incomes can be excluded from consideration in determining a parent's eligibility for non-service-connected pension.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-979
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to provide self-certified statements in support of various types of claims processed by VA.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-978
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
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 existing collection in use without an OMB control number, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments information needed to certify a lender's nominee as a VA Staff Appraisal Reviewer.
Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 05-977
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4) agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice updates the VA Performance Review Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs that was published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2004 (Vol. 69,211).
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-976
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to electronically submit payment for VA benefits debts owed.
Eligibility for Health Care Benefits for Certain Filipino Veterans in the United States
Document Number: 05-493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations describe veterans who are eligible to receive health care from VA in the United States. We are proposing to amend these regulations to include any Filipino Commonwealth Army veteran who was recognized by authority of the U.S. Army as belonging to organized Filipino guerilla forces or new Philippine Scouts, if such veteran or scout resides in the U.S., and is a citizen or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Under this proposal these certain veterans would be eligible for VA hospital care, nursing home care, and outpatient medical services in the United States in the same manner and subject to the same terms and conditions as apply to U.S. veterans. This proposal would allow those veterans to receive health care from VA.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-492
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed from penal institutions regarding incarcerated VA beneficiaries.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to refinance a delinquent VA-guaranteed loan with a lower interest rate.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to collect or recover cost for medical care or services provided or furnished to a veteran by VA for non-service-connected conditions.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-489
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to report medical expenses paid in connection with claims for pension and other income-based benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-208
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine veteran-obligors' and prospective assumers' creditworthiness.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-207
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to consider the use of domestic foreign construction material.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-206
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine claimants' eligibility for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-205
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed to establish entitlement to Government Life insurance proceeds.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-204
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine eligibility for extended care benefits.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-203
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate bidder's qualification and to support claims for price adjustment due to delay in construction caused by severe weather.