Department of Veterans Affairs May 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-11948
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program Period of Eligibility for Eligible Children and Other Miscellaneous Issues
Document Number: E8-11726
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to implement statutory provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the Veterans' Survivor Benefits Improvements Act of 2001, the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2002, and the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. As a result of these statutory provisions, certain eligible children may choose the beginning date of their period of eligibility and eligible children who serve on active duty or in the National Guard may receive extensions to the ending date of their period of eligibility. These statutory provisions also allow VA to consider certain qualifying beneficiaries' original claims as having been filed retroactively to their eligibility dates. In addition, they allow certain eligible DEA beneficiaries to be paid for preparatory courses for tests required or used for admission to an institution of higher education or a graduate school. Further, these provisions permit eligible children to receive benefits for such preparatory courses even if the courses are taken before their 18th birthday. This document implements these provisions of law by amending pertinent regulations.
Disease Subject to Presumptive Service Connection; Correction
Document Number: E8-11725
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document contains a correction to the regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that governs presumptive service connection for certain diseases from exposure to ionizing radiation during military service. This correction is required in order to amend a cross-reference in the regulation. No substantive change to the content of the regulations is being made by this correcting amendment.
Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney Fees
Document Number: E8-10779
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the representation of claimants for veterans benefits in order to implement provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations. As amended, the regulations establish the procedures and rules necessary for VA to facilitate the paid representation of claimants by accredited agents and attorneys after a Notice of Disagreement has been filed with respect to a case. The purpose of these regulations is to fulfill Congress' direction that agents and attorneys may be paid for services rendered after a Notice of Disagreement is filed with respect to a decision by an agency of original jurisdiction while ensuring that claimants for veterans benefits have responsible, qualified representation.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: E8-11240
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system name of the system of records currently identified as ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation RecordsVA'' (58VA21/22/28) to be identified as ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation RecordsVA'' (58VA21/22/28). The system of records is also amended by adding new routine uses for disclosure of identifying information on VA beneficiaries.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Treatment in Hospital); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to request beneficiaries' current mailing addresses.
Proposed Information Collection (Certificate as to Assets) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11170
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to audit accountings of fiduciaries.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Treatment in Hospital); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11167
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR 9.14(e)); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to process accelerated death benefit payment.
Proposed Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11164
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process beneficiaries claims for payment of insurance proceeds.
Agency Information Collection Activities (National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations) Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-11162
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.
VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines
Document Number: E8-10489
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This interim final rule implements portions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. This law requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to verify ownership and control of veteran-owned small businesses, including service- disabled veteran-owned small businesses. According to this interim final rule, a contracting officer in the Department of Veterans Affairs may restrict competition for a requirement to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) or to a veteran-owned small business (VOSB) if that business is listed as ``verified'' in the VetBiz.gov Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. The interim final rule defines the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain ``verified'' status, explains examination procedures, and establishes records retention and review processes.
Proposed Information Collection (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory (DRRI); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10746
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to prepare future military personnel for the challenges of being deployed overseas and how to better assist them after deployment.
Proposed Information Collection (Complaint of Employment Discrimination) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources and Administration (HRA), 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 on information needed to process complaints of employment discrimination filed by former VA employees and applicants for employment.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Medical, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10744
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's entitlement to income based benefits and the amount payable.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Income From Property or Business) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10741
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 this 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 (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10740
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used 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 record patient's specific instructions about health care decisions in the event he or she is no longer has decision-making capability.
Proposed Information Collection (Child Care Subsidy) Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10739
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources Management (HRM), 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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine VA employees' eligibility to participate in VA's child care subsidy program.
Graves Marked With a Private Headstone or Marker
Document Number: E8-10635
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations regarding the authority to provide a Government-furnished headstone or marker for placement on already marked graves of eligible veterans in private cemeteries. Pursuant to section 203 of the Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007, Congress has authorized VA to make this provision permanent and retroactive to November 1, 1990. This final rule is necessary to incorporate a statutory amendment into VA regulations.
Agency Information Collection (Supplemental Income Questionnaire (for Philippine Claims Only)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-10542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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 (Veteran's Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-10541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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 (Manufactured Home Loan Claim) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-10539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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 (Recordkeeping at Flight Schools) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-10531
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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 (Application for VA Education Benefits) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-10530
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.
Provision of Hospital Care and Medical Services During Certain Disasters or Emergencies
Document Number: E8-10488
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hereby establishes regulations regarding the provision of hospital care and medical services under the VA Emergency Preparedness Act of 2002, to individuals responding to, involved in, or otherwise affected by certain disasters or emergencies (including individuals who otherwise do not have VA eligibility for such care and services).
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-10162
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: E8-10230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that VA is amending its system of records currently entitled ``Healthcare Eligibility RecordsVA'' (89VA19) as established in the Federal Register, 59 FR 8677 (Feb. 23, 1994), and last amended at 66 FR 27752 (May 18, 2001). VA is amending the system by renaming the system to ``Income Verification RecordsVA'' and renumbering the system to 89VA16, as well as revising the ``Description of Systems of Records''; ``Routine Use Disclosures of Data in the System''; ``Categories of Records in the System''; ``Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System''; and ``Retrievability.'' VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety at this time.
Typographical Error: Notice and Assistance Requirements; Correction
Document Number: E8-9966
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register of April 30, 2008, revising its regulation governing VA's duty to provide a claimant with notice of the information and evidence necessary to substantiate a claim and VA's duty to assist a claimant in obtaining the evidence necessary to substantiate the claim. The document inadvertently contained a typographical error, and this document corrects that error.
Proposed Information Collection (REPS Annual Eligibility Report) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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 confirm a claimant's continued entitlement to Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Waiver of VA Compensation or Pension To Receive Military Pay and Allowances) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
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.