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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.
Notice and Assistance Requirements and Technical Correction
Document Number: E8-9454
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending 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 purpose of these changes is to clarify when VA has no duty to notify a claimant of how to substantiate a claim for benefits, to make the regulation comply with statutory changes, and to streamline the development of claims. Additionally, we are making a non-substantive, technical correction to the statutory references in a separate part 3 regulation.
Agency Information Collection (Designation of Certifying Official(s)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-9169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Prevalence and Clinical Course of Depression Among Patients With Heart Failure); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9167
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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 identify the patterns of depression in heart failure patients.
Proposed Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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 revision 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 a veteran's eligibility, dependency, and income, as applicable, for compensation and/or pension benefits.
Agency Information Collection (Certification of School Attendance or Termination) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-9138
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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 (Loan Guaranty: Requirements for Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loans) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-9137
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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 (Time Record Work-Study Program) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-9135
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Recovery Oriented System Indicator and Mental Health Recovery Measure); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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 implement a mental health recovery assessment baseline.
Agency Information Collection (Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-9133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Supplemental Information on Medical and Nonmedical Applications); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8547
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 the insured's eligibility to reinstate or change government life insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Supplemental Physical Examination Report); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 veteran's eligibility or reinstatement for Government Life insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (VA MATIC Authorization); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 deduct insurance premiums from policyholder's bank account.
Proposed Information Collection (Direct Deposit Enrollment/Change); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 start or change direct deposit of Government Life Insurance payments.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance-Change of Address Statement); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 veteran's continued entitlement to Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8538
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 maintain Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance accounts.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 eligibility for service disabled insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (for Deduction From Benefit Payments)); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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 authorize deduction from a beneficiary's compensation check.
Loan Guaranty: Loan Servicing and Claims Procedures Modifications Segment 2 Effective Date
Document Number: E8-8381
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This publication is to serve as notice that on April 18, 2008, Subpart F of Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 36, will be applicable to industry segment 2. Program participants in the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program's servicing and claims activities were assigned to one of nine industry segments as part of the planned phased implementation of the rules in Subpart F. All program participants were given notice of their respective segments and were afforded opportunity to comment during the regulatory development process (see Supplementary Information section of this notice). Segment 2 participants will be under the authority of Subpart F rules on April 18, 2008. VA continues to work with these participants to ensure that all necessary servicing system modifications, defect corrections, interface testing and data transmission are addressed.
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Expedited Claims Adjudication Initiative-Pilot Program
Document Number: E8-8099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to launch an initiative for accelerated claims and appeals processing at four VA facilities, based on volunteer participation by eligible claimants. The purposes of this proposed initiative are to provide a model to streamline the VA claims adjudication and appeals process systemwide and to obtain resolution of individual claims and appeals at the earliest time possible in order to provide final decisions to veterans and their families with regard to their claims for benefits. If this initiative is successful at the four trial sites, the data obtained from this initiative may provide a basis for expanding some, or all, of the program nationwide, and ultimately help accelerate the processing of all claims and appeals.
Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling
Document Number: E8-8098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This proposed rule would amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning co-payments for inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care. More specifically, it would designate weight management counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to co-payment requirements. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to increase participation in weight management counseling by removing the co-payment barrier. This proposed rule would also amend the medical regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to correct references to statutory provisions. VA is also using direct final rulemaking for this action because we expect that there will be no significant adverse comments on the rule. (See RIN 2900-AM59). If no significant adverse comments are received, VA will confirm the effective date of the direct final rule and withdraw this proposed rule. If significant adverse comments are received, VA will withdraw the direct final rule and proceed with rulemaking on this proposed rule. A subsequent Federal Register document will be published to announce VA's action.
Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling
Document Number: E8-8097
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking direct action to amend its medical regulations concerning co-payments for inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care. More specifically, this rule designates weight management counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to co-payment requirements. The intended effect of this direct final rule is to increase participation in weight management counseling by removing the co- payment barrier. This direct final rule also amends the medical regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to correct references to statutory provisions.
Definition of Service in the Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E8-8091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations regarding the definition of service in the Republic of Vietnam. We state that service in the Republic of Vietnam for the purposes of applying the presumption of exposure to herbicide agents includes service on land and on inland waterways in Vietnam. The amendments clarify existing regulatory provisions and ensure the proper administration of VA policy.
VA Adjudication Procedures Manual, M21-1; Rescission of Manual M21-1 Provisions Related to Exposure to Herbicides Based on Receipt of the Vietnam Service Medal
Document Number: E8-7912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rescinds provisions of its Adjudication Procedures Manual, M21-1 (Manual M21-1) that were found by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court) not to have been properly rescinded.
VA Benefit Claims
Document Number: E8-7898
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite in plain language its regulations involving VA benefits claims. These revisions are proposed as part of VA's rewrite and reorganization of all of its compensation and pension rules in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations involving VA benefits claims.
Agency Information Collection (Information Regarding Apportionment of Beneficiary's Award) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-7786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Eligibility Verification Reports); Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7751
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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 determine and verify entitlement to income-based benefits.
Agency Information Collection (Supplement to VA Forms 21-526, 21-534, and 21-535 (for Philippine Claims)) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-7750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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 (Report of Medical Examination for Disability Evaluation) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-7749
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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 Exclusion of Children's Income) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-7748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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 (Statement in Support of Claim) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-7747
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
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.