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

Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting Amendment
Document Number: 2011-22206
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs) Data Collection) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22022
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (Fully Developed Claims) (Applications for Compensation; Applications for Pension; Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22021
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (Joint Application for Comprehensive Assistance and Support Services for Family Caregivers) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22020
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22019
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (Election To Apply Selected Reserve Services to either Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty or to the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22018
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22016
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 (National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Regulations) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-22015
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21692
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Rules Governing Hearings Before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction and the Board of Veterans' Appeals; Clarification
Document Number: 2011-21513
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its hearing regulations to clarify that the provisions regarding hearings before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ) do not apply to hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board).
Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
Document Number: 2011-21407
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule establishes regulations for contracting with community-based treatment facilities in the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The HCHV program assists certain homeless veterans in obtaining treatment from non-VA community-based providers. The final rule formalizes VA's policies and procedures in connection with this program and clarifies that veterans with substance use disorders may qualify for the program.
Expansion of State Home Care for Parents of a Child Who Died While Serving in the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2011-21292
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations concerning the payment of per diem to a State for providing nursing home care to eligible veterans. The amendments remove a restriction on VA's payment of per diem, which required all non-veteran residents of a State home to be spouses of veterans, or parents of veterans all of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Under this final rule, non-veteran residents of the State home must be spouses of veterans, or parents of veterans any of whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces.
Technical Revisions To Conform to the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
Document Number: 2011-21291
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations to incorporate statutory amendments. Certain statutes authorizing VA health care benefits were amended by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. The statutory amendments affect enrollment in certain health care priority categories and exempt catastrophically disabled veterans from copayment requirements.
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs Records
Document Number: 2011-20774
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to implement provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations.
Pilot Program of Enhanced Contract Care Authority for Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2011-20675
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing Sec. 403 of Public Law (Pub. L.) 110-387, ``Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008,'' which requires VA to establish a pilot program to contract with non-VA health care providers to provide health services to highly rural veterans. This program will assist veterans who often have great difficulty obtaining VA health care due to physical distance to VA facilities.
Fund Availability Under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2011-19948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2009 VA Grant and Per Diem Special Need Grant Recipients in conjunction with their collaborative VA Special Need partners and currently operational VA Grant and Per Diem Special Need Grant Recipients not involved with collaborative VA partners. All current VA Grant and Per Diem Special Need Grant recipients will have the opportunity to reapply for assistance under the Special Need Grant Component of VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. The focus of this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need veteran population as outlined in their FY 2009 Special Need grant application. This Notice contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2011-19774
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of nonservice- connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service- connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Changes to Subsistence Allowance
Document Number: 2011-19473
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This interim final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocational rehabilitation benefits for certain service-disabled veterans. Pursuant to these changes, a veteran, who is eligible for a subsistence allowance under chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code, and educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, may participate in a rehabilitation program under chapter 31 and elect to receive a payment equal in amount to an applicable military housing allowance payable under title 37, United States Code, instead of the regular subsistence allowance under chapter 31. In addition, payments of subsistence allowances during periods between school terms are discontinued, and payments during periods of temporary school closings are modified. This rulemaking amends VA regulations consistent with this new authority.