Department of Veterans Affairs 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2020-23445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of individuals to serve on the PRB of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Loan Guaranty Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2020-23381
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the aggregate amounts of assistance available under the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program will increase by 2.44 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Corporate Senior Executive Management Office; Notice of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2020-23080
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the appointment of Performance Review Board (PRB) members. This notice announces the appointment of individuals to serve on the PRB of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2020-22952
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Restoration of Educational Assistance
Document Number: 2020-22929
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Notice of Rescission of Record of Decision (ROD)
Document Number: 2020-22543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the January 3, 2017, ROD for the proposed Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Integrated Section 106 Consultation is rescinded.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood In Relation of Parent
Document Number: 2020-22380
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran's 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 reinstatement of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Disclosure of Certain Protected Records Without Written Consent
Document Number: 2020-20276
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final with no changes, a proposed rule amending its regulations on disclosure of certain records. Recent changes in law, to include the VA MISSION Act of 2018, now authorize VA to disclose certain protected records to non- VA entities for purposes of providing health care or performing other health care-related activities or functions to include recovering or collecting reasonable charges for care furnished.
Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22340
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Mandatory Verification of Dependents
Document Number: 2020-22282
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Advance Directive: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Will
Document Number: 2020-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health 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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 7, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Assumption Approval and/or Release From Personal Liability to the Government on a Home Loan
Document Number: 2020-22227
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
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: VA-Guaranteed Home Loan Cash-Out Refinance Loan Comparison Disclosure
Document Number: 2020-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
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.
Certification of Implementation of the Caregiver Records Management Application (CARMA)
Document Number: 2020-22093
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing that, in accordance with the requirements of the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, or the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), the Caregiver Records Management Application, or CARMA, and its integration with other related Veterans Health Administration Information Technology (IT) systems can now effectively manage and monitor the expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). On October 1, 2020, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs submitted to Congress a certification that VA has fully implemented the IT system required by the MISSION Act. This certification marks a major milestone in VA's implementation of the MISSION Act, enabling the Department to begin the first phase of PCAFC expansion to eligible Veterans who served prior to September 11, 2001.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22072
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Extension of Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) Application Periods in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-19645
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts without change a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interim final rule that extends by 90 days the deadlines for former members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) to apply for Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) coverage following separation from service in order to address the inability of former members directly or indirectly affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to purchase VGLI. The final rule is in effect for one year from the date that the interim final rule was published in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Paralympics & Olympics Monthly Assistance Allowance Application and Certification
Document Number: 2020-21911
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-21426
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Patient Medical Records-VA'' (24VA10P2). VA is amending the system by revising the System Number; System Location; System Manager; Purpose; Categories of Individuals Covered by the System; Categories of Records in the System; Record Source Categories; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System; Policies and Practices for Storage of Records; Policies and Practices For Retention and Disposal of Records; Physical, Procedural, and Administrative Safeguards; and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2020-21868
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Residency Verification Report-Veterans and Survivors
Document Number: 2020-21549
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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.
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation
Document Number: 2020-21413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (the Committee), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 20202021 membership cycle.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-21397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Rental and Utility Assistance for Certain Low-Income Veteran Families
Document Number: 2020-21352
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program has enabled grantees to augment available housing options for homeless Veterans in high-rent burden communities by increasing the rental assistance for up to 2 years before recertification. This notice will establish locations where the SSVF grantees can place Veterans in housing with this rental subsidy.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-21314
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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: VR&E Longitudinal Study Survey
Document Number: 2020-21218
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veteran's Benefits Information, 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: Application for Veterans Pension and Income, Asset, and Employment Statement
Document Number: 2020-21134
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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.
VA Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Qualifications; Acquisition of Utility Services; and Contract Administration and Audit Services
Document Number: 2020-18172
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, VA will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Contractor Qualifications, Acquisition of Utility Services, and Contract Administration and Audit Services, and affected parts Definitions of Words and Terms and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.
Reasonable Charges for Inpatient Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG) and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medical Services; v4.21 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Update
Document Number: 2020-20894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the acute inpatient and SNF/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. The updated charges are based on MS-DRGs for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
Elimination of On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Trainee Certification
Document Number: 2020-17844
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that contain the requirements for certification of attendance at on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs. This final rule adopts without change a proposed rule implementing a section of the ``Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act'' (VALOR Act), which eliminated the requirement that veterans and other eligible persons certify attendance at an on-the-job or apprentice training program prior to disbursement of a training assistance allowance. This final rule also eliminates the certification requirement for trainees in a program of apprenticeship or on-the-job training under chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Lay/Witness Statement
Document Number: 2020-20054
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
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.
Aggravation Definition
Document Number: 2020-17672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes its adjudication regulations relating to aggravation of service-connected disabilities to more clearly define ``aggravation'' in service- connection claims. The revisions would explicitly confirm a singular definition of ``aggravation'' that includes the requirement of ``permanent worsening.'' The revisions would also include minor organizational and technical changes.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application and Training Agreement For Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training Programs
Document Number: 2020-19823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
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: Veteran/Servicemember's Supplemental Application for Assistance in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing
Document Number: 2020-19789
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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: Accelerated Payment Verification of Completion Letter
Document Number: 2020-19788
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Geriatric and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19725
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19648
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19469
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Document Number: 2020-19450
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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.
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2020-19272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation
Document Number: 2020-19173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (the Committee), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 20202021 membership cycle.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18435
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Provider-Based Requirements
Document Number: 2020-17042
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no changes, a proposed rule to revise its medical regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual at a VA medical facility for treatment of a nonservice-connected condition. Specifically, this rulemaking adds a regulation that establishes the requirements VA will use to determine whether a VA medical facility has provider-based status.
Disruption of Mail Service
Document Number: 2020-18839
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In response to the declaration of a national emergency, announced on March 13, 2020, due to the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) instituted temporary provisions for determining the acceptable dates for the receipt of correspondence through the United States Postal Service mail and other mail delivery systems. This is an updated notice to VA's April 20, 2020, Federal Register publication.
Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18814
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting, Amended
Document Number: 2020-18656
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``VHA Corporate Data Warehouse-VA'' (172VA10P2) as set forth in 79 FR 4377. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Manager; Purposes of the System; Categories of Records in the System; Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System and Policies; Record Access Procedure; Notification Procedure; and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-18523
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an 18 month computer matching agreement (CMA) agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans and caregivers who are in federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to re-establish the agreement between VA and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), BOP. BOP will disclose information about individuals who are in federal prison. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards.
Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-18521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Pursuant to 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 Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the unearned 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.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-18410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs