Department of Veterans Affairs July 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 4) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18958
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
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 obtain medical evidence to adjudicate a claim for disability benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Certificate as to Assets) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18733
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18731
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of
Proposed Information Collection (Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18730
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of
Proposed Information Collection (Child Care Subsidy) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18551
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Individualized Tutorial Assistance) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-18550
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 the information needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for tutorial assistance.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Extended Care Services); Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18549
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 (Offer To Purchase and Contract of Sale) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18548
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (Forms and Regulations for Grants to States for Construction and Acquisition of State Home Facilities) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18547
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 (Eligibility Verification Reports) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18546
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (Employment Questionnaire) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18545
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (Supplement to VA Forms 21-526, 21-534, and 21-535 (For Philippine Claims)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18544
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18543
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18542
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (Notice of Waiver of VA Compensation or Pension To Receive Military Pay and Allowances) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18541
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (REPS Annual Eligibility Report) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18540
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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 (Direct Deposit Enrollment/Change) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-18539
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-18485
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-18315
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``Ethics Consultation Web-based Database (ECWeb)-VA'' (152VA10E).
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: 2011-18166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to continue a recurring computer program matching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records with VA pension and parents' dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to compare income and employment status as reported to VA with wage and income records maintained by IRS. VA plans to match records of veterans, surviving spouses and children who receive pension, and parents who receive DIC, with IRS income tax return information and Federal Tax Information (FTI) as it relates to earned income. VA will also match records of veterans receiving disability compensation at the 100 percent rate based on unemployability with IRS income tax return information as it relates to earned income. VA will use this information to adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The proposed matching program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income and employment status. The authority for this matching program is 38 U.S.C. 5317, which requires Federal agencies to furnish VA with information necessary to determine eligibility for or amount of benefits. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes the disclosure of tax return information to VA. Records to be Matched: VA records involved in the match are the VA system of records, ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records-VA (58VA21/22/28),'' published at 75 FR 22187 (April 27, 2010). The IRS records will come from the Information Return Master File (IRMF)/IRS 22.061, as published at 73 FR13302 (March 12, 2008), through the disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. In accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. subsection 552a(o)(2) and (r), copies of the agreement are being sent to both Houses of Congress and to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This notice is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended by Public Law 100-503.
Announcement of Competition Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011
Document Number: 2011-18014
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
To encourage widespread use of Blue Button personal health records (PHRs) outside Federal health care programs to benefit Veterans who receive care from non-VA providers, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces a prize competition under Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011, Public Law 111-358 (2011).
Claim-Related Documents or Supporting Evidence Not of Record
Document Number: 2011-17959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In a document published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to add a new section to its adjudication regulations to establish temporary VA procedures for when claimants allege the submission of claim-related documents or evidence in support of a claim during the time period of April 14, 2007, through October 14, 2008, when such documents or evidence are not of record in the official VA file.
Presumptive Service Connection for Diseases Associated With Service in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations During the Persian Gulf War: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Document Number: 2011-17814
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule the proposal to amend its adjudication regulations regarding presumptive service connection for medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illnesses associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations for which there is no record during service. This amendment implements a decision by the Secretary that there is a positive association between service in Southwest Asia during certain periods and the subsequent development of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and clarifies that FGIDs fall within the scope of the existing presumptions of service connection for medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illnesses.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2011-17263
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that apply in certain circumstances. This notice is issued jointly by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Supplemental Information on Medical and Nonmedical Applications) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17176
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Inquiry) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17175
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (VA MATIC Authorization) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (Certificate Showing Residence and Heirs of Deceased Veteran or Beneficiary) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17173
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-17172
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 establish computer accounts for Veteran Service Officers (VSO) to access VA's Veterans Health Information Systems Technology Architecture (VistA).
Agency Information Collection (Application for VA Education Benefits) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17171
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (Insurance Deduction Authorization (for Deduction from Benefit Payments)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17170
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 Treatment by Attending Physician) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17169
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 Ordinary Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance-Change of Address Statement) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17167
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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 (Request for a Certificate of Eligibility) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-17166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
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.
Substitution in Case of Death of Claimant
Document Number: 2011-16662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In response to a request for additional time to submit comments, notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule, ``Substitution in Case of Death of Claimant'' (76 FR 8666), published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2011, is reopened and extended. The comment period will reopen for 30 days.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Digestive System
Document Number: 2011-15698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the Digestive System. The purpose of this change is to incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, insert current medical terminology, and provide clear criteria.
Proposed Information Collection (Suspension of Monthly Check); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16505
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to request beneficiaries' current mailing address.
Proposed Information Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16504
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to process accelerated death benefit payment.
Proposed Information Collection (Report of Treatment in Hospital); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16503
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Complaint of Employment Discrimination) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16502
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 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 process a complaint of employment discrimination.