Department of Veterans Affairs March 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (IRIS) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06873
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Information and Technology (OIT), 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 rapid response to electronic inquiries submitted to VA through the Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS).
Proposed Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06872
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 process beneficiaries claims for payment of insurance proceeds.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for a loan or cash surrender value on his or her Government Life Insurance policy.
Proposed Information Collection (Designation of Beneficiary) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06870
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 claimant's eligibility to receive the proceeds of a veteran's Government Life Insurance.
Proposed Information Collection (Transfer of Scholastic Credit (Schools)) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 whether an eligible person who is enrolled in a program at one school is entitled to receive education benefits for enrollment at a secondary school.
Proposed Information Collection VA Police Officer Pre-Employment Screening Checklist); Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06866
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness (OSP), 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 without change 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 applicant's qualification and suitability as a VA police officer.
Removal of 30-Day Residency Requirement for Per Diem Payments
Document Number: 2013-06829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2012, which proposed to amend its regulations that govern VA payments to State homes for bed holds on behalf of veterans. Specifically, the regulation proposed to remove a 30-day residency requirement before VA would make such payments. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published on the same date in the Federal Register. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on November 26, 2012. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Removal of 30-Day Residency Requirement for Per Diem Payments
Document Number: 2013-06828
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule amending its regulations concerning per diem payments to State homes for the provision of nursing home care to veterans. Specifically, this rule removes the requirement that a veteran must have resided in a State home for 30 consecutive days before VA will pay per diem for that veteran when there is no overnight stay. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning this rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published on the same date. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on November 26, 2012. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule.