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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan Worksheet
Document Number: 2018-12724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2018-11279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Agenda announces the regulations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will have under development or review during the 12-month period beginning spring 2018. The purpose in publishing the Department's regulatory agenda is to allow all interested persons the opportunity to participate in VA's regulatory planning.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative
Document Number: 2018-12331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits
Document Number: 2018-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Application Request To Add and/or Remove Dependents
Document Number: 2018-12329
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity: Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance
Document Number: 2018-12328
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 7, 2018.
Case Management Services Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-12048
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern programs benefitting homeless veterans to implement a new statutory requirement to establish a new grant program that will provide case management services to improve the retention of housing by veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing and to veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless. The grant program established by this interim final rule will be an essential part of VA's attempts to eliminate homelessness among the veteran population.
Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2018-11944
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) contains information concerning the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program, grant application process, and amount of funding available. Informational Webinar: Organizations who are interested in applying for this grant can view an informational Webinar about the Highly Rural Transportation Grants program at the following link: http://va-eerc- ees.adobeconnect.com/p552nvc4m5e/. Announcement Type: Notice of Funding Availability. Funding Opportunity Number: VA-HRTG-NEW-2018. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 64.035.
Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2018-11943
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) contains information concerning the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program, grant renewal application process, and amount of funding available.
Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-11914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-11767
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Document Number: 2018-11435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit
Document Number: 2018-11131
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10991
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Social Responsibility Survey
Document Number: 2018-10847
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion (Documents and Information Required for Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant) and Scoring Criteria for SAH Assistive Technology Grants
Document Number: 2018-10846
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On April 25, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) erroneously posted a consecutive 60-day Federal Register Notice (Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion (Documents and Information Required for Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant) and Scoring Criteria for SAH Assistive Technology Grants) Document Number: 2018-08607; OMB control number: 2900-0821.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2018-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (``the Committee'').
Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of Lessons Completed
Document Number: 2018-10740
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice of Change in Student Status
Document Number: 2018-10739
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Public Notice of Proposed Waivers
Document Number: 2018-10638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will operate a website where the public may review and comment on VA employee requests for waiver of the prohibition against an employee's receipt of any wages, salary, dividends, profits, gratuities, or services from, or ownership of any interest in, a for-profit educational institution in which an eligible person or veteran is pursuing a program of education under a VA education benefits program.
Increase in Maximum Tuition and Fee Amounts Payable Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Document Number: 2018-10609
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-18
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 2018-2019 academic year.
Notice of Funding Availability
Document Number: 2018-10311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 12 currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2018 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable) to submit renewal applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need Veteran population. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice Telehealth
Document Number: 2018-10114
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule ensures that VA health care providers can offer the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. This final rule achieves important Federal interests by increasing the availability of mental health, specialty, and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.
Publication of the Date on Which All Amounts Deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund Will Be Exhausted
Document Number: 2018-10058
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, as amended, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish in the Federal Register the date on which the Secretary will have exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund. This Federal Register Notice is VA's publication of this date.
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2018-10054
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no change, an interim final rule revising its medical regulations that implement section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, as amended, (hereafter referred to as ``the Choice Act''), which requires VA to establish a program (hereafter referred to as the ``Veterans Choice Program'' or the ``Program'') to furnish hospital care and medical services through eligible non-VA health care providers to eligible veterans who either cannot be seen within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or who qualify based on their place of residence or face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to a VA medical facility. Those revisions contained in the interim final rule, which is now adopted as final, were required by amendments to the Choice Act made by the Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act of 2014, and by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. VA published an interim final rule on December 1, 2015, implementing those regulatory revisions, and we received seven public comments. This final rule responds to those public comments and does not make any further regulatory revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Funeral Arrangements
Document Number: 2018-09878
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
National Research Advisory Council (NRAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-09760
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury
Document Number: 2018-09736
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations to add an additional compensation benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This final rule incorporates in regulations a benefit authorized by the enactment of the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010. The Veterans' Benefits Act authorizes special monthly compensation (SMC) for veterans with TBI who are in need of aid and attendance, and in the absence of such aid and attendance, would require hospitalization, nursing home care, or other residential institutional care.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Burial in a National Cemetery
Document Number: 2018-09564
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting Amended
Document Number: 2018-09550
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)
Document Number: 2018-09104
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Report of General Information, Report of First Notice of Death, Report of Nursing Home or Assisted Living Information, Report of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Report of Non-Receipt of Payment, Report of Incarceration, Report of Month of Death
Document Number: 2018-09056
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-Separation Transition Assistance Program (PSTAP) Assessment Survey
Document Number: 2018-09055
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Yellow Ribbon Agreement
Document Number: 2018-09054
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity: Description of Materials
Document Number: 2018-09053
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty Service, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Extended Care Services
Document Number: 2018-09052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals
Document Number: 2018-09051
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees
Document Number: 2018-09050
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials
Document Number: 2018-08980
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Group Life Insurance Increased Coverage
Document Number: 2018-08855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Current statutory provisions provide Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) insureds under the age of 60 with the opportunity to increase their VGLI coverage by $25,000 not more than once in each 5- year period beginning on the 1-year anniversary of the date a person becomes insured under VGLI. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its VGLI regulations to establish a permanent regulatory framework for such elections of increased coverage. The proposed rule would also clarify that coverage increases in an amount less than $25,000 are available only when existing VGLI coverage is within $25,000 of the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance current maximum of $400,000, and any increases of less than $25,000 must be only in an amount that would bring the insurance coverage up to the statutory maximum.
Eligibility for Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance
Document Number: 2018-08854
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in this final rule, amends its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death is not eligible for supplemental S-DVI because the insured's total disability did not begin after the date of the insured's application for insurance and while the insurance was in force under premium-paying conditions.
Privacy Act of 1974: Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-08747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 BillActive Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. 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 BillActive Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program. 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 BillActive Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, Post-9/11 GI Bill, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-08746
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-08745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This re-established computer matching agreement (CMA) sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will disclose return information, relating to unearned income, to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for the Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA). The purpose of this CMA is to make available to VBA certain return information needed to determine eligibility for, and amount of benefits for, VBA applicants and beneficiaries of needs-based benefits, and to adjust income-dependent benefit payments, as prescribed by law. Currently, the most cost effective and efficient way to verify annual income of applicants, and recipients of these benefits, is through a computer match.