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Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 2018-07950
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 areas for improvement in clinical training programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity: VBA Call Center Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2018-07949
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Document Number: 2018-07948
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
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. The VA Form 22-1995 is used to determine the applicant's continued eligibility to educational assistance administered by VA after a change in training or the place where training is pursued.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Federal Medical Care Recovery Act Bill Requests
Document Number: 2018-07947
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-07844
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development, Technology Transfer Program, intends to grant to Meiogen Biotechnology Corporation, 20 Assembly Square Drive, Somerville, MA 02145, an exclusive license to U.S. patent application No. 62/571,900 (``Compositions and Methods of Interferon Alpha Binding Proteins'') VA Invention Disclosure number 2018-010 titled, ``B18R (NormferonTM-alpha).'' The invention provides compositions comprising of interferon-alpha binding protein (B18R) and combined anti-retroviral therapy (cART) to treat HIV associated neurogenerative disorder (HAND). Ultimately, this invention provides a novel therapeutic option for subjects with HAND.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V001)
Document Number: 2018-07833
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in this final rule amends six clauses or provisions and removes one clause which duplicates current FAR coverage and is not needed, provides updated policy on variations, tolerances and exemptions regarding overtime in contracts providing nursing home care for veterans, removes an information collection burden on an outdated practice of using bid envelopes; clarifies language regarding the prohibition of contractors from making reference in their commercial advertising, and revises definitions relating to D&S Committee, Debarring Official and Suspending Official currently contained in the VAAR. This document adopts as a final rule, with three technical non-substantive changes, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2017.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-07427
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR), Security for Government Financing
Document Number: 2018-07342
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 Minority Veterans, Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07323
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Schedule for Rating Disabilities: The Organs of Special Sense and Schedule of Ratings-Eye
Document Number: 2018-06928
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is revising the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or rating schedule) that addresses the organs of special sense and schedule of ratingseye. The final rule incorporates medical advances that have occurred since the last review, updates current medical terminology, and provides clearer evaluation criteria.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Monthly Certification of On-The-Job and Apprenticeship Training
Document Number: 2018-07140
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast
Document Number: 2018-07081
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) by revising the portion of the rating schedule that addresses gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast. The effect of this action is to ensure that this portion of the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast.
Definition of Domiciliary Care
Document Number: 2018-07082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its rule defining domiciliary care, to accurately reflect the scope of services currently provided under the Domiciliary Care Program. VA's Domiciliary Care Program provides a temporary home to certain veterans, which includes the furnishing of shelter, goods, clothing and other comforts of home, as well as medical services. In 2005 VA designated its Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RRTP) as a type of domiciliary care. MH RRTP provides clinically intensive residential rehabilitative services to certain mental health patient populations. We propose to amend the definition of domiciliary care to reflect that domiciliary care includes MH RRTP. In addition, VA domiciliary care, as a matter of long-standing practice, includes non-permanent housing, but this is not clear in the regulation. The proposed rule would clarify that domiciliary care provides temporary, not permanent, residence to affected veterans.
VA Compensation and Pension Regulation Rewrite Project
Document Number: 2018-07078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on November 27, 2013, proposing 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 was to assist claimants, beneficiaries, veterans' representatives, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations. VA has since determined that an incremental approach to revising these regulations is the only feasible method for the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) as it exists today. Therefore, VA is withdrawing the proposed rule, RIN 2900-AO13-VA Compensation and Pension Regulation Rewrite Project, that was published on November 27, 2013, at 78 FR 71,042.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation-Parts 844 and 845
Document Number: 2018-04004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate new 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, we'll publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR Parts 844Subcontracting Policies and Procedures, and Part 845Government Property.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation-Parts 831 and 833
Document Number: 2018-04003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update 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 any 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, we will publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR parts 831 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures and 833Protests, Disputes, and Appeals, as well as affected parts 852Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and 871Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs.
Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06994
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs' Records
Document Number: 2018-06097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act in order to reorganize, streamline, and clarify existing regulations.
Disruption of Mail Service
Document Number: 2018-06766
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey interrupted operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regional office in Houston, Texas, as well as postal service in multiple Texas communities. In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria interrupted operations at the VA regional office in Puerto Rico, and postal service throughout the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands area. Correspondence containing claims, information, or evidence sent to VA during these periods was likely delayed due to interrupted operations of the regional office or postal service. VA aims to protect the interest of claimants who sent correspondence to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) through the normal channels of communication during these periods and prevent them from possibly being deprived of benefits solely because those channels of communication were disrupted due to events outside of the claimants' control. Therefore, VA is instituting procedures to consider alternative dates as the date of receipt of correspondence.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Fee or Roster Personnel Designation
Document Number: 2018-06527
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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: Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs)
Document Number: 2018-06156
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
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 Submission for OMB Emergency Review: Request for Restoration of Educational Assistance
Document Number: 2018-06085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency clearance and review of VA Form 22-0989, Request for Restoration of Educational Assistance, 2900NEW. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, VA is soliciting comments for this collection.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation-Parts 811 and 832
Document Number: 2018-04002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update 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 any 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, we'll publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR Parts 811 Describing Agency Needs and Part 832Contract Financing, as well as affected parts 801Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System, 852Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, and 870Special Procurement Controls.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child; Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child-In-Service Death; Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits
Document Number: 2018-05994
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
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: VHA Homeless Programs Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans
Document Number: 2018-05993
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan Worksheet
Document Number: 2018-05907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
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: Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Adaptation Grant
Document Number: 2018-05853
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 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: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit
Document Number: 2018-05852
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed from veterans to process accelerated death benefit payment.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Change of Address Statement
Document Number: 2018-05851
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
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: 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: 2018-05445
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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: Agency Information Collection Activity: NVSBE Post-Engagement Survey
Document Number: 2018-05444
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 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: DoD Referral to Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)
Document Number: 2018-05443
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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: Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan
Document Number: 2018-05442
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05087
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
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, ``Veterans Health Administration Leadership and Workforce Development-VA'' (161VA10A2) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2010. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, System Manger, Purpose of 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 Retrievability of Records, Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal, Safeguards, and Record Access Procedure. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05086
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
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 ``Library Network (VALNET)-VA'' (136VA19E) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2010. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Name, System Number, System Manger, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Records Source Categories, Policies and Practices for Retention and Disposal of Records, and Appendix. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
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 ``The Revenue Program-Billing and Collections Records- VA'' (114VA16) as set forth in a notice, published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2014. VA is amending the system of records by revising the System Number, System Manager, 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 Retention and Disposal of Records, and Safeguards. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002); Correction
Document Number: 2018-04985
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On February 21, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule prescribing five new Economic Price Adjustment clauses for firm-fixed-price contracts, identifying VA's task-order and delivery-order ombudsman, clarifying the nature and use of consignment agreements, adding policy coverage on bond premium adjustments and insurance under fixed-price contracts, and providing for indemnification of contractors for medical research or development contracts. It contained an erroneous amendatory instruction citing the wrong CFR section. This document corrects that error.
Special Medical Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04984
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002); Correction
Document Number: 2018-04883
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the final rule.
Electronic Submission of Certain Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, and Veterans' Group Life Insurance Forms
Document Number: 2018-04877
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in this final rule amends its regulations governing the Servicemembers' and Veterans' Group Life Insurance programs to provide that certain Servicemembers' Group Life insurance (SGLI), Family SGLI (FSGLI), and Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) applications, elections, and beneficiary designations, required by statute to be ``written'' or ``in writing,'' would include those that are digitally or electronically signed and submitted via an agency-approved electronic means. This document adopts as a final rule, with minor changes, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2017.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-04605
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a current 12 month computer matching agreement (CMA) re-establishment agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans who are in Federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to renew the agreement between VA, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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.
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Reimbursement of Qualifying Adoption Expenses for Certain Veterans
Document Number: 2018-04245
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation to provide for reimbursement of qualifying adoption expenses incurred by a veteran with a service-connected disability that results in the inability of the veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment. Under the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, VA may use funds appropriated or otherwise made available to VA for the ``Medical Services'' account to provide adoption reimbursement to these veterans. Under the law, reimbursement may be for the adoption-related expenses for an adoption that is finalized after the date of the enactment of this Act under the same terms as apply under the adoption reimbursement program of the Department of Defense (DoD), as authorized in DoD Instruction 1341.09, including the reimbursement limits and requirements set forth in such instruction. This rulemaking implements the new adoption reimbursement benefit for covered veterans.
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Amendments
Document Number: 2018-04241
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing public notice of inflationary adjustments to the maximum civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by VA, as implemented by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, for calendar year 2018. VA may impose civil monetary penalties for false loan guaranty certifications. Also, VA may impose civil monetary penalties for fraudulent claims or written statements made in connection with VA programs generally. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula that increases the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties and directs VA to give public notice of the new maximum amounts by regulation. Accordingly, VA is providing notice of the calendar year 2018 inflationary adjustments that increase maximum civil monetary penalties from $21,916 to $22,363 for false loan guaranty certifications and from $10,957 to $11,181 for fraudulent claims or written statements made in connection with VA programs generally.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Suspension of Monthly Check
Document Number: 2018-03909
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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 proposed reinstatement of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits
Document Number: 2018-03908
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.