Department of Veterans Affairs 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Discontinuance of Annual Financial Assessments-Delay in Implementation
Document Number: 2013-31164
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a Notice in the Federal Register on October 25, 2013 (78 FR 64065) announcing that we intended to change financial reporting practices requiring annual financial assessments from veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties that due to delays in modifying computer software, VA is postponing implementation of this change.
Copayments for Medications in 2014
Document Number: 2013-31102
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
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, 2014, the copayment amount would increase based on a formula set forth in regulation. The maximum annual copayment amount payable by veterans would also increase. This rulemaking freezes copayments at the current rate for 2014 for veterans in priority categories 2 through 8, and thereafter resumes increasing copayments in accordance with the regulatory formula.
Proposed Information Collection (Request for Supplemental Information on Medical and Nonmedical Applications); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31071
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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 without change 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 (VA MATIC Authorization); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31067
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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.
Agency Information Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey); Activities under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-31057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Duty Periods for Establishing Eligibility for Health Care
Document Number: 2013-30775
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations concerning eligibility for health care to re- establish the definitions of ``active military, naval, or air service,'' ``active duty,'' and ``active duty for training.'' These definitions were deleted in 1996; however, we believe that all duty periods should be defined in part 17 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to ensure proper determination of eligibility for VA health care. We are also providing a more complete definition of ``inactive duty training.''
Proposed Information Collection (VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30306
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection is designed to allow program improvement and measure the tangible, quantifiable benefits of the events, using event applications. Information collected is used for the planning, distribution and utilization of resources and to allocate clinical and administrative support to patient treatment services. Data will allow the program office to ensure that the target audience is being reached, effective therapeutic treatments are being offered, and tangible, quantitative results are being measured and tracked for continual improvement.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment of System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30227
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974, at 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a(e)(4), requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their records. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice that it is amending the system of records entitled ``Accreditation Records-VA'' (01VA022) as set forth in the Federal Register, 40 FR 38095, August 26, 1975; and amended in 47 FR 1460, January 13, 1982, 54 FR 30969, July 25, 1989, 59 FR 47377, September 15, 1994, 67 FR 54529, August 22, 2002, and 74 FR 23247, May 18, 2009. VA is amending the system notice by adding new routine uses 15, 16, and 17.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently titled ``Income Verification RecordsVA'' (89VA16) as set forth in the Federal Register (73 FR 26192-26197), dated May 8, 2008. VA is amending the System Number, System Location, Access, Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Storage, Safeguards, and Records Source Categories. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
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: 2013-29971
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
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 2014.
Burial Benefits
Document Number: 2013-29142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to clarify, reorganize, and rewrite in plain language its regulations that govern entitlement to monetary burial benefits, which include burial allowances for service-connected and non-service-connected deaths, a plot or interment allowance, and reimbursement of transportation expenses. The amendments would also establish rules to support VA's automated payment of burial allowances to surviving spouses, conversion to flat-rate burial and plot or interment allowances that are equal to the maximum benefit authorized by law, and priority of payment to non- spouse survivors.
Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; V3.14, 2014 Calendar Year Update and National Average Administrative Prescription Drug Charge Update
Document Number: 2013-29997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 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: (1) A nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care or the payment of expenses for care under a health plan contract; (2) 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 (3) 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 http://www1.va.gov/CBO/apps/rates/index.asp. These changes are effective January 1, 2014.
Secondary Service Connection for Diagnosable Illnesses Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2013-29911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations concerning service connection. This final rule acts 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. This amendment establishes 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.
Agency Information Collection (Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration Applications) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 Office of National Programs and Special Events, 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 (Information From Remarried Widow/er) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29819
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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 a child's eligibility for death pension once a surviving spouse remarries.
Proposed Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (For Deduction From Benefit Payments)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
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.
Special Notice; Correction
Document Number: 2013-29805
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register on November 15, 2013, that omitted 60-day Federal Register Notice information. This document corrects the errors by adding the Federal Register notice information.
Special Notice; Correction
Document Number: 2013-29804
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register on November 18, 2013, that listed the incorrect title of the VA Form in the 60 day Federal Register Notice information. This document corrects the errors by adding the Federal Register notice information.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29801
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29800
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection required to obtain patient perspective on satisfaction with the CCHT program and messaging devices.
Authorization for Non-VA Medical Services; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-29312
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register on November 28, 2012, that would have amended its regulations regarding payment by VA for medical services under VA's statutory authority to provide non-VA medical care. VA sought to remove an outdated regulatory limitation on veterans' eligibility to be referred for non-VA medical care. On the same date, VA also published a companion proposed rule containing the same amendments as the direct final rule. Because VA received adverse comments on this action, we are withdrawing the direct final rule. In a companion document in the Federal Register, VA is publishing a final rule that addresses comments received on the proposed and direct final rules.
Authorization for Non-VA Medical Services
Document Number: 2013-29311
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rulemaking amends VA's regulations regarding payment by VA for medical services under VA's statutory authority for non-VA medical care. In the Federal Register on November 28, 2012, VA proposed to remove an outdated regulatory limitation on veterans' eligibility to be referred for non- VA medical care. On the same date, VA also published a companion direct final rule that would have made the same amendments effective on January 28, 2013, if no significant adverse comments were received. Because VA received adverse comments on the direct final rule, VA is withdrawing it in a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register. This rulemaking includes VA's responses to comments on the proposed and direct final rules.
Agency Information Collection (Regulation on Reduction of Nursing Shortages in State Homes; Application for Assistance for Hiring and Retaining Nurses at State Homes) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-29732
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
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 Health 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 includes the actual data collection instrument.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-29301
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Grants to States for Construction or Acquisition of State Homes
Document Number: 2013-29105
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This rule adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing prioritization of State applications for VA grants for the construction or acquisition of State home facilities that furnish domiciliary, nursing home, or adult day health care to veterans. As amended, the regulation gives preference to State applications that would use grant funds solely or primarily (under certain circumstances) to remedy cited life or safety deficiencies. This rulemaking also makes certain necessary technical amendments to regulations governing State home grants.
Notice of Funds Availability for Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas; Extension of Application Deadline
Document Number: 2013-28859
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice extends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) application deadline for funds available under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. VA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on July 9, 2013 (78 FR 41195) to announce the availability of funds for applications beginning June 9, 2013 through September 9, 2013, 4 p.m. eastern standard time. The NOFA includes eligibility and scoring criteria for grants to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA and non-VA facilities and otherwise assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care. To allow applicants more time to complete the application process, VA is extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on February 3, 2014.
Criteria for a Catastrophically Disabled Determination for Purposes of Enrollment
Document Number: 2013-28858
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation concerning the manner in which VA determines that a veteran is catastrophically disabled for purposes of enrollment in priority group 4 for VA health care. As amended by this rulemaking, the regulation articulates the clinical criteria that identify an individual as catastrophically disabled, instead of using the corresponding International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT[supreg]) codes. The revisions ensure that the regulation is not out of date when new versions of those codes are published. The revisions also broaden some of the descriptions for a finding of catastrophic disability. Additionally, the final rule does not rely on the Folstein Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) as a criterion for determining whether a veteran meets the definition of catastrophically disabled, because we have determined that the MMSE is no longer a necessary clinical assessment tool.
Specially Adapted Housing Eligibility for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2013-28831
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulation regarding specially adapted housing (SAH). The amendment authorizes automatic issuance of a certificate of eligibility for SAH to all veterans and active servicemembers with service- connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) rated totally disabling under the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The intent and effect of this amendment are to establish eligibility for SAH for all persons who have service-connected ALS. VA previously amended its Schedule for Rating Disabilities to assign a 100-percent disability evaluation for any veteran who has service-connected ALS based on the recognition that ALS is a rapidly progressive, totally debilitating, and irreversible motor neuron disease that results in muscle weakness leading to a wide range of serious disabilities, including problems with mobility. Because individuals with ALS quickly reach a level of total disability, the change was designed to eliminate the need to repeatedly reevaluate veterans suffering from ALS over a short period of time as symptoms worsen. Based on that same rationale, this amendment addresses the corresponding eligibility for SAH benefits for veterans and servicemembers with service-connected ALS. The overall SAH grant approval and oversight process is complex and lengthy, with many parts beyond VA's control. This rulemaking streamlines one aspect of the process within VA's control, by establishing SAH eligibility for all veterans or servicemembers with service-connected, totally disabling ALS. By shortening the first stage of the SAH process, this regulatory change will assist veterans and servicemembers suffering from ALS in adapting their homes before their condition becomes too debilitating. It will also lengthen the period during which ALS-afflicted veterans and servicemembers will be able to utilize the core SAH benefits. VA also makes non-substantive technical amendments for clarity.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-28714
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 Fee Personnel and Program Participant Records-VA (17VA26).''
Proposed Information Collection (Supplemental Disability Report); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28596
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 evaluate claims for disability insurance benefits.
Proposed Information Collection (Compliance Inspection Report) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28595
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine whether dwellings under construction comply with standards prescribed for specially adapted housing grant disbursement.
Comment Request; Insurance Survey
Document Number: 2013-28594
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 how well the Insurance Service program meets customer service standards.
Copayment for Extended Care Services
Document Number: 2013-28436
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document promulgates Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) final regulations amending the definition of ``spousal resource protection amount'' to reference the Maximum Community Spouse Resource Standard, which is adjusted and published each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This change has the immediate effect of increasing the spousal resource protection amount from $89,280 to $115,920, and ensures that the spousal resource protection amount will stay consistent with the comparable protection for the spouses of Medicaid recipients.
VA Compensation and Pension Regulation Rewrite Project
Document Number: 2013-23895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants, beneficiaries, veterans' representatives, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations.
Agency Information Collection (Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program) Application for Supportive Services Grant Activities: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-28144
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27799
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 (Designation of Certifying Official(s)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27794
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to identify individuals authorized to certify reports on behalf of an educational institution or job training establishment.
Agency Information Collection (
Document Number: 2013-27766
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Benefits Program
Document Number: 2013-27672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to establish regulations for the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) benefits program. Through the HISA benefits program, VA has provided monetary benefits to disabled veterans for necessary home improvements and alterations. An increase in the HISA benefits limit was authorized by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. The proposed rule would codify regulations to govern the HISA benefits program and incorporate the increase in HISA benefits authorized by the 2010 Act.
Proposed Information Collection (Financial Statement); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27507
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
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 the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine Veteran-obligors' and prospective assumers' creditworthiness.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: (The Presidential Management Certificate) Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27480
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide additional certificates requested by respondent.
Proposed Information Collection (Gravesite Reservation Survey (2 Year)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27412
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 reserved gravesite availability.
Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify and properly protect VA benefit records.
Agency Information Collection (Knee and Lower Leg Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27409
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
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 (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27408
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
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.