Department of Veterans Affairs 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Copayments for Medications in 2013
Document Number: 2012-31432
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning the copayment required for certain medications. But for this rulemaking, beginning on January 1, 2013, the copayment amount would increase based on a formula set forth in regulation. The maximum annual copayment amount payable by veterans would also increase. For 2012, VA ``froze'' the copayment amount for veterans in VA's health care system enrollment priority categories 2 through 6, but allowed copayments to increase based on the regulatory formula for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. However, that formula did not trigger an increase in the copayment amount for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for veterans in priority categories 2 through 8 for 2013, and thereafter resumes increasing copayments in accordance with the regulatory formula.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31334
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31333
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2012-30945
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the increase in the Post-9/11 GI Bill maximum tuition and fee amounts payable and the increase in the amount used to determine an individual's entitlement charge for reimbursement of a licensing, certification, or national test for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years.
Presumption of Exposure to Herbicides for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Not Supported
Document Number: 2012-30909
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On May 20, 2011, at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences issued a report titled, ``Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure.'' The IOM reviewed a wide range of data sources including peer-reviewed literature, exposure and transport modeling, interviews with veterans, ship deck logs, and other government documents, and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to determine whether Blue Water Navy Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange-associated herbicides during the Vietnam War. After careful review of the IOM report, the Secretary determines that the evidence available at this time does not support establishing a presumption of exposure to herbicides for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. VA will continue to accept and review all Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran claims based on herbicide exposure on a case-by-case basis.
National Academic Affiliations Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30864
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 2012-30811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its VA Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) regulations. VA also proposes to establish regulations for a new program, the Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Program (VIOMPSP). These proposed regulations would comply with and implement sections 302 and 603 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 (the 2010 Act). Section 302 of the 2010 Act established the VIOMPSP, which authorizes VA to provide financial assistance to certain students seeking a degree in visual impairment or orientation or mobility, in order to increase the supply of qualified blind rehabilitation specialists for VA and the United States. Section 603 of the 2010 Act reauthorized and modified HPSP, a program that provides scholarships for education or training in certain healthcare occupations.
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; V3.12, 2013 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
Document Number: 2012-30700
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notice informs the public of the updated data for calculating the ``Reasonable Charges'' collected or recovered by VA for medical care or services and of the updated ``National Average Administrative Costs'' for purposes of calculating VA's charges for prescription drugs that were not administered during treatment but provided or furnished by VA to a veteran for: a nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care (or the payment of expenses for care) under a health plan contract; a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran's employment and covered under a worker's compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or a nonservice- connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The charge tables and supplemental tables that are applicable to this notice can be viewed on the Veterans Health Administration Chief Business Office's Internet Web site. These changes are effective January 1, 2013.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2012-30572
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program. This will match personnel records of the Department of Defense (DoD) with VA records of benefit recipients under the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/ 11 GI Bill. The goal of these matches is to identify the eligibility status of veterans, servicemembers, and reservists who have applied for or who are receiving education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. The purpose of the match is to enable VA to verify that individuals meet the conditions of military service and eligibility criteria for payment of benefits determined by VA under the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. The authority to conduct this match is found in 38 U.S.C. 3684A(a)(1). The records covered include eligibility records extracted from DoD personnel files and benefit records that VA establishes for all individuals who have applied for and/or are receiving, or have received education benefit payments under the Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill. These benefit records are contained in a VA system of records identified as 58VA21/22/28 entitled: Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment RecordsVA, first published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), and last amended at 74 FR 29275 (June 19, 2009), with other amendments as cited therein.
Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery
Document Number: 2012-30307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Public Law 104-275 was enacted on October 9, 1996. It allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a monetary allowance towards the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery. Under VA regulation (38 CFR 38.629), the allowance is equal to the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The law provides a Veteran's survivors with the option of selecting a Government-furnished graveliner for use in a VA national cemetery where such use is authorized. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2013.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-30086
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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) proposes to modify its existing system of records ``Loan Guaranty Home, Condominium and Manufactured Home Loan Applicants Records, Specially Adapted Housing Applicant Records and Vendee Loan Applicant RecordsVA (55VA26)''.
Agency Information Collection (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim): Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-30008
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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 (VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim): Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-30007
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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 (Claim for Repurchase of Loan) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-29998
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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, 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Award Attachment for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-29997
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Internet Student CPR Web Registration Application); Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-29996
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, 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 an online web registration application.
Proposed Information Collection (Learner's Perception (LP) Survey); Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-29995
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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 identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-29993
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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.
Technical Revisions-State Veterans Homes
Document Number: 2012-29750
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations governing VA assistance in hiring and retaining nurses in State Veterans Homes. These regulations must be updated because of recent changes to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) organizational structure, which reassigned certain administrative duties of the Chief Consultant of the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care to the Director of the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations.
Secondary Service Connection for Diagnosable Illnesses Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2012-29709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations concerning service-connection. This amendment is necessary to act upon a report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Gulf War and Health, Volume 7: Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury, regarding the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and five diagnosable illnesses. The intended effect of this amendment is to establish that if a veteran who has a service-connected TBI also has one of these diagnosable illnesses, then that illness will be considered service connected as secondary to the TBI.
Contracts and Provider Agreements for State Home Nursing Home Care
Document Number: 2012-29521
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This interim final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to allow VA to enter into contracts or provider agreements with State homes for the nursing home care of certain disabled veterans. This rulemaking is required to implement a change in law that revises how VA will pay for care provided to these veterans and authorizes VA to use provider agreements to pay for such care. The change made by this law applies to all care provided to these veterans in State homes on and after February 2, 2013.
Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2012-29231
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4) agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of persons to serve on the Performance Review Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel
Document Number: 2012-29228
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 203 of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-40), dated May 7, 1991, revised the disciplinary grievance and appeal procedures for employees appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(1). It also required the periodic designation of employees of the Department who are qualified to serve on Disciplinary Appeals Boards. These employees constitute the Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel from which Board members in a case are appointed. This notice announces that the roster of employees on the Panel is available for review and comment. Employees, employee organizations, and other interested parties shall be provided, without charge, a list of the names of employees on the Panel upon request and may submit comments concerning the suitability for service on the Panel of any employee whose name is on the list.
Request for Information: Establish a Public-Private Collaboration, “Drug Development Initiative” (DDI), for New Pharmacological Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Document Number: 2012-28917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ORD publishes this Request for Information (RFI) to solicit interest in forming public- private collaborations to develop new pharmacological treatments for PTSD. ORD is interested in developing collaborations with organizations that are interested in pursuing clinical trials specifically focused on PTSD. Such research would be detailed through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) under the authority of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (FTTA), Public Law 99-502, codified as amended in scattered sections of title 15, United States Code (U.S.C.). The CRADA will delineate the collaboration for PTSD treatment intended to test new drugs to benefit Veterans.
Authorization for Non-VA Medical Services
Document Number: 2012-28778
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking direct final action to amend its regulation governing payment by VA for non-VA outpatient care under VA's statutory authority to provide non-VA care. Under this authority, VA may contract for certain hospital care (inpatient care) and medical services (outpatient care) for eligible veterans when VA facilities are not capable of providing such services due to geographical inaccessibility or are not capable of providing the services needed. This amendment revises VA's existing regulation in accordance with statutory authority to remove a limitation on which veterans are eligible for medical services under this authority.
Authorization for Non-VA Medical Services
Document Number: 2012-28776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulation governing payment by VA for non-VA outpatient care under VA's statutory authority to provide non-VA care. Under this authority, VA may contract for certain hospital care (inpatient care) and medical services (outpatient care) for eligible veterans when VA facilities are not capable of providing such services due to geographical inaccessibility or are not capable of providing the services needed. This proposed amendment would revise VA's existing regulation in accordance with statutory authority to remove a limitation on which veterans are eligible for medical services under this authority.
Rules Governing Hearings Before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction and the Board of Veterans' Appeals; Repeal of Prior Rule Change
Document Number: 2012-28621
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its hearing regulations to repeal a prior amendment that specified that the provisions regarding hearings before the Agency of Original Jurisdiction (AOJ) do not apply to hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board). VA received no significant adverse comment concerning this rule. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on June 18, 2012. Additionally, in the preamble of the direct final rule, VA did not provide an applicability date. This document provides an applicability date.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Electronic Submission of Payment Requests
Document Number: 2012-28612
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing a final rule to require contractors to submit payment requests in electronic form in order to enhance customer service, departmental productivity, and adoption of innovative information technology, including the appropriate use of commercial best practices. This document adopts the proposed rule published on April 18, 2012, as a final rule with a non- substantive technical change.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance-Stillborn Child Coverage
Document Number: 2012-28611
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) regulations in order to provide that, if a stillborn child is otherwise eligible to be insured by the SGLI coverage of more than one servicemember under SGLI dependent child coverage, the child would be insured by the coverage of the child's SGLI-insured biological mother. This final rule will provide consistency in payment determinations involving SGLI stillborn child coverage.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28601
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28597
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Eligibility of Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces With Severe Burn Injuries for Financial Assistance in the Purchase of an Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment; Correction
Document Number: 2012-28437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In a document published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2012 (77 FR 66419), the Department of Veterans Affairs amended its adjudication regulations regarding a certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment. The document contained several grammatical errors in the preamble and regulatory text. This document corrects the errors and does not make any substantive change to the content of the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review: VA MATIC Enrollment/Change
Document Number: 2012-28454
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-28453
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activities (Call Center Satisfaction Survey) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-28447
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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 Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (VA Subcontracting Report for Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business and Veteran-owned Small Business Concerns) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-28446
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 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 (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-28445
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28052
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (Dental Record Authorization and Invoice for Outpatient Services) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28030
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 the information needed to determine a veteran's dental treatment needs, and the fees associated for these services.
Proposed Information Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28028
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 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 patients' satisfaction with services provided by or through the Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program.
Proposed Information Collection (Compensation and Pension Examination Program (CPEP) Veterans Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28027
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the Veteran experience in taking the Compensation and Pension examination at individual CPEP sites.
Proposed Information Collection (Agent Orange Registry Code Sheet); Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28026
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 the information needed to maintain an up-to-date Agent Orange Registry.
Proposed Information Collection (eBenefits Portal) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-27469
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), 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 access the eBenefits portal.
Proposed Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-27468
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
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 an individual's continued entitlement to VA benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Record of Training and Wages) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-27467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
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 information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to monitor claimants' training progress towards their rehabilitation goals.
VA Directive 0005 on Scientific Integrity
Document Number: 2012-27326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Federal Register notice announces the adoption of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Directive 0005 on Scientific Integrity and responds to public comments about the draft version of this Directive, which was originally announced in the Federal Register on April 9, 2012 (77 FR 21158).
Eligibility of Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces With Severe Burn Injuries for Financial Assistance in the Purchase of an Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment
Document Number: 2012-26607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulation regarding a certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of an automobile or other conveyance and adaptive equipment. The amendment is necessary to incorporate statutory changes made by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010.
Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) No-Health Period Extension
Document Number: 2012-26580
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule that amends the regulations governing eligibility for Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) to extend to 240 days the current 120-day ``no-health'' period during which veterans can apply for VGLI without proving that they are in good health for insurance purposes. The purpose of this rule is to increase the opportunities for disabled veterans to enroll in VGLI, some of whom would not qualify for VGLI coverage under existing provisions. This document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2012.