Department of Veterans Affairs 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Nomenclature Change for Position Title
Document Number: 2021-20735
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On September 15, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amended regulations to revise the title of the ``Director, Loan Guaranty Service'' to ``Executive Director, Loan Guaranty Service'' to reflect organizational changes. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the published final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care
Document Number: 2021-20549
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Extension of Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Eligibility for Legacy Participants and Legacy Applicants
Document Number: 2021-20112
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is revising its regulations that govern VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) by extending eligibility for legacy participants, legacy applicants, and their Family Caregivers and the applicable benefits afforded to Family Caregivers, to include the monthly stipend, by one year. This change will provide VA with an additional year to complete reassessments of legacy participants, legacy applicants, and their Family Caregivers. This change will also ensure that legacy participants, legacy applicants, and their Family Caregivers are treated equitably.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The system maintains a system for operating, auditing, and managing the charge card program involving commercial purchases authorized by VA employees.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-20361
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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 modifying the system of records entitled, ``Gulf War Registry -VA'' (93VA131) as set forth in the Federal Register. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number; System Location; System Manager; Authority for Maintenance of the System; Categories of Records in the System; 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; Record Access Procedures; and Notification Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan
Document Number: 2021-20295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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.
Referral for VA Administrative Decision for Character of Discharge Determinations
Document Number: 2021-20220
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations to clarify that, when determining eligibility for interment or memorialization benefits, the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will refer cases involving other than honorable (OTH) discharges, certain other discharges, or potential statutory or regulatory bars to benefits, to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for character of discharge determinations. VA is merely updating its regulations to conform with statute and current practice.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20206
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Elimination of Copayment for Opioid Antagonists and Education on Use of Opioid Antagonists
Document Number: 2021-20196
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations that govern copayments to conform with recent statutory requirements. VA is eliminating the copayment requirement for opioid antagonists furnished to veterans who are at high risk of overdose of a specific medication or substance in order to reverse the effect of such an overdose. VA is also clarifying that no copayment is required for the provision of education on the use of opioid antagonists. This final rule is an essential part of VA's attempts to help veterans at high risk of overdose.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Document Number: 2021-20077
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RACGWVI) (hereinafter in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VHA Homeless Programs-Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans
Document Number: 2021-19930
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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.
Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-19848
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: VAAR Clause 852.211-70, Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Document Number: 2021-19822
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), 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.
Nomenclature Change for Position Title
Document Number: 2021-19793
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations to revise the title of the ``Director, Loan Guaranty Service'' to ``Executive Director, Loan Guaranty Service'' and to remove references to the position of ``Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity.'' These amendments reflect current agency organizational structure and are necessary to ensure consistency between the agency and its regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA LOAN ELECTRONIC REPORTING INTERFACE (VALERI) SYSTEM
Document Number: 2021-19739
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Persian Gulf War Veterans
Document Number: 2021-19712
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses that must manifest to a compensable degree in order to establish entitlement to disability compensation benefits. The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy, preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War Veterans and ensure fairness for current and future Persian Gulf War Veterans.
Reasonable Charges for Inpatient Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups and Skilled Nursing Facility Medical Services (v4.22); Fiscal Year 2022 Update
Document Number: 2021-19658
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the acute inpatient and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. The updated charges are based on Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG) for fiscal year (FY) 2022.
Veterans Care Agreements
Document Number: 2021-19470
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with no substantive changes, an interim final rule revising its medical regulations to implement VA's authority under section 102 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 (MISSION Act), which authorizes VA to enter into agreements to furnish required hospital care, medical services, and extended care services in the community when such care and services are not feasibly available to certain individuals through a VA facility, a contract, or a sharing agreement. As specified in section 1703A and this implementing rule, these agreements are called Veterans Care Agreements (VCA).
Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs)-Annual Report, Remediation Plans & Assessment Questionnaires
Document Number: 2021-19441
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge
Document Number: 2021-19413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is requesting information to assist in the modification of the regulatory framework for discharges considered ``dishonorable'' for VA benefit eligibility purposes. On July 10, 2020, VA published a proposed rule for public notice and comment. The proposed rule would modify VA regulations governing VA character of discharge determinations based on ``willful and persistent misconduct,'' ``moral turpitude,'' and ``homosexual acts involving aggravating circumstances or other factors affecting the performance of duty.'' In addition, the proposed rule would create a ``compelling circumstances'' exception to certain regulatory bars to benefits in order to ensure fair character of discharge determinations in light of all pertinent factors. Following publication, VA received numerous public comments. Due to the various and differing comments received, VA is seeking additional information to help inform VA's development of updated character of discharge regulations. Additionally, VA is announcing a virtual listening session to further seek verbal feedback from a variety of entities as VA implements this regulation. Regardless of attendance at the virtual listening session, interested parties are invited to submit comments, including data and research.
Agency Information Collection Activity: FNMA Forms 1004, 1004C, 1025, 2055 and 1075
Document Number: 2021-19398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
VA High Risk List Action Plan, Managing Risks, and Improving VA Health Care
Document Number: 2021-19453
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) report, High Risk List Action Plan UpdateManaging Risks and Improving VA Health Care, provided to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), is available for public review at https://www.va.gov/ performance/. In this update, VA provides status on actions taken from March 2020 through May 2021, future planned actions with detailed project milestones, refined goals and objectives, a resource assessment, information on work related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and a response to critiques made in GAO's 2021 High Risk Series: Dedicated Leadership Needed to Address Limited Progress in Most High-Risk Areas (21-119SP), published March 2, 2021.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-19288
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: COVID-19 Refund Modification
Document Number: 2021-19386
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Reimbursement of Preparatory (PREP) Course for Licensing or Certification Test
Document Number: 2021-19270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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: Notice of Change in Student Status
Document Number: 2021-19129
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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 Under OMB Review: Student Beneficiary Report-Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS)
Document Number: 2021-19085
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients-Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2021-19058
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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 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: CHAMPVA Benefits-Application, Claim, Other Health Insurance, Potential Liability & Miscellaneous Expenses
Document Number: 2021-18952
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
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.
Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18888
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18880
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18879
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Approval of School Attendance and School Attendance Report
Document Number: 2021-18805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Election To Waive, Retain, or Re-Elect Due Process Rights if in Receipt of Concurrent Active Duty Service Pay and Disability Compensation Pay
Document Number: 2021-18689
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) Approval
Document Number: 2021-18473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 revision of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18287
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Government-Furnished Headstones, Markers, and Medallions; Unmarked Graves
Document Number: 2021-18285
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On August 6, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amended regulations regarding the provision of Government-furnished headstones, markers, and medallions to eligible individuals. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the published final rule and revises the amendatory text to correct a section reference.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Monthly Certification of On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training
Document Number: 2021-18275
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the revised 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 revised 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 Fiduciary's Account, Court Appointed Fiduciary's Account, Certificate of Balance on Deposit and Authority To Disclose Financial Record
Document Number: 2021-18195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Suspension of Monthly Check (VA Form 29-0759)
Document Number: 2021-18184
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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: Trainee Request for Leave (Chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment)
Document Number: 2021-18183
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Income and Asset Statement in Support of Claim for Pension or Parents' DIC (VA Form 21P-0969)
Document Number: 2021-18182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Veteran Listening Sessions on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
Document Number: 2021-18153
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will conduct 55 virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) listening sessions for Veterans August-September 2021 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit
Document Number: 2021-18116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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: Medical Expense Report
Document Number: 2021-18104
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) Approval
Document Number: 2021-18102
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 revision of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Extension of Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) Application Periods in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-18089
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation regarding Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI). The amendment was necessary in order to extend the deadline for former members to apply for VGLI coverage following separation from service to address the inability of former members directly or indirectly affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to purchase VGLI.
Loan Guaranty: COVID-19 Veterans Assistance Partial Claim Payment Program
Document Number: 2021-18001
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making technical amendments to the final rule published on Friday, May 28, 2021. The final rule establishes the COVID-19 Veterans Assistance Partial Claim Payment program (COVID-VAPCP), a temporary program to help Veterans return to making normal loan payments on a VA-guaranteed loan after exiting a forbearance for financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 national emergency.