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

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.
Agency Information Collection (Hand and Finger Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27407
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 (Ankle Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27401
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 (Foot (Including Flatfeet (pes planus)) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27396
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 (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27395
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 (Hip and Thigh Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27393
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.
Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27392
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
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 needed to evaluate the Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection program to ensure Veterans, Servicemembers, beneficiaries, caregivers and other persons receive timely and reliable transportation for the purpose of examination, treatment and care.
Agency Information Collection (Back (Thoracolumbar Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-27356
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.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27277
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Payment for Home Health Services and Hospice Care to Non-VA Providers; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2013-27218
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2013 (78 FR 26250) a final rule to change the billing methodology for non-VA providers of home health services and hospice care. The preamble of that final rule stated the effective date was November 15, 2013. This document delays that effective date to April 1, 2014.
Loan Guaranty: Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees
Document Number: 2013-26985
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice provides information to participants in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Guaranty program concerning the maximum attorney fees allowable in calculating the indebtedness used to determine the guaranty claim payable upon loan termination. The table in this notice contains the amounts the Secretary has determined to be reasonable and customary for all States, following an annual review of amounts allowed by other government- related home loan programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request: Other On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Training Agreement and Standards and Employer's Application To Provide Job Training
Document Number: 2013-26788
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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 meet statutory requirements for job training program.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-26522
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
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 entitled ``Veterans Appellate Records SystemVA'' (44VA01) established at 40 FR 38095 (8/26/75) and revised at 53 FR 46741-03 (11/18/88), 56 FR 15663-03 (4/17/91), 63 FR 37941-02 (7/14/98), 66 FR 47725-02 (9/13/01), and 70 FR 6079-02, (2/4/ 05). VA is amending the system by revising the Storage and Retention and Disposal sections and adding six routine uses.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2013-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e) (4)) requires 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 titled ``VA Mobile Application Environment (MAE)-VA'' (173VA005OP2).
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2013-26281
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
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.
National Academic Affiliations Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-26077
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs