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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the MISSION Act: Veterans Community Care Program
Document Number: 2020-26575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Chapter 31 Request for Assistance
Document Number: 2020-26566
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
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.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Musculoskeletal System and Muscle Injuries
Document Number: 2020-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``rating schedule'') by revising the portion of the rating schedule that addresses the musculoskeletal system. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that this portion of the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and provides detailed and updated criteria for the evaluation of musculoskeletal disabilities.
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance-Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance: Member Married to Member
Document Number: 2020-25585
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) to allow a SGLI- covered member (member) who marries another SGLI-eligible member (member spouse) after January 1, 2013, or a member whose spouse becomes a member spouse after January 1, 2013, to receive FSGLI coverage on a member spouse at the maximum statutory amount or a lesser amount, or to increase existing FSGLI coverage on a member spouse. A member married to a member may elect or increase FSGLI coverage for a member spouse, without a requirement to show good health, within 240 days of: The member's marriage to another member, the member's spouse entering service, or the member's spouse separating from service. If a member does not elect or increase FSGLI coverage within this 240-day ``no health'' period, then the member can still receive or increase FSGLI coverage by applying for such coverage and submitting proof of the member spouse's good health. The final rulemaking also states that FSGLI coverage that is in force at the time a spouse or child enters service will continue and the member is not required to elect or reapply for such coverage. Additionally, VA is making a technical amendment to the amendatory language.
Administrative Procedures: Guidance Documents; Correction
Document Number: 2020-25474
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule that published on November 13, 2020, establishing in regulation its processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents. This final rulemaking will implement the mandates of Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the MISSION Program: Establishing a Process for Certification, Discontinuance, and Disputes for Veterans Care Agreements (VCAs)
Document Number: 2020-26065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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: Application for Work-Study Allowance; Student Work-Study Allowance (Advance Payment); Student Work-Study Agreement; and Extended Student Work-Study Agreement
Document Number: 2020-25607
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
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: Title 38 Positions-Applications and Appraisals for Employment
Document Number: 2020-25591
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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.
Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
Document Number: 2020-25402
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF Program, renewal of supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available. Awards made for supportive services grants will fund operations beginning October 1, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet
Document Number: 2020-25404
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-25333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
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.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25245
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Document Number: 2020-25218
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
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.
Administrative Procedures: Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-25121
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing in regulation its processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents. This final rulemaking will implement the mandates of Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Accelerated Payment Verification of Completion Letter
Document Number: 2020-25092
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
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.
Consent for Release of VA Medical Records
Document Number: 2020-24673
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing a document published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2018, proposing to amend its regulations to clarify that a valid consent authorizing VA to release the patient's confidential VA medical records to a health information exchange (HIE) community partner may be established not only by VA's physical possession of the written consent form, but also by the HIE community partner's written (electronic) attestation that the patient has provided such consent.
Authority of VA Professionals To Practice Health Care
Document Number: 2020-24817
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this interim final rule to confirm that its health care professionals may practice their health care profession consistent with the scope and requirements of their VA employment, notwithstanding any State license, registration, certification, or other requirements that unduly interfere with their practice. Specifically, this rulemaking confirms VA's current practice of allowing VA health care professionals to deliver health care services in a State other than the health care professional's State of licensure, registration, certification, or other State requirement, thereby enhancing beneficiaries' access to critical VA health care services. This rulemaking also confirms VA's authority to establish national standards of practice for health care professionals which will standardize a health care professional's practice in all VA medical facilities.
VA National Academic Affiliations Council, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24907
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Eligible Individuals in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing; Cost-of-Construction Index
Document Number: 2020-24745
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register of October 22, 2020, concerning increases in aggregate amounts for Specially Adapted Housing grants. This notice withdraws the October 22, 2020, notice in its entirety and reissues the notice to include additional explanatory information and correct the aggregate amounts for Temporary Residence Adaptation grants and grants authorized in connection with rehabilitation programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Secondary to Personal Assault
Document Number: 2020-24647
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
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, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Elimination of Copayment for Opioid Antagonists and Education on Use of Opioid Antagonists
Document Number: 2020-24370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its medical regulations that govern copayments to conform with recent statutory requirements. VA would be 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 would also clarify that no copayment would be required for the provision of education on the use of opioid antagonists. This proposed rule would be an essential part of VA's attempts to help veterans at high risk of overdose.
Change in Rates VA Pays for Special Modes of Transportation
Document Number: 2020-24261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning beneficiary travel. The revisions would amend the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) beneficiary travel regulations to establish a new payment methodology for special modes of transportation. The new payment methodology would apply in the absence of a contract between VA and a vendor of the special mode of transportation. For transport by ambulance, VA proposes to pay the lesser of the actual charge or the amount determined by the Medicare Part B Ambulance Fee Schedule (AFS) established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For travel by modes other than ambulance, VA proposes to establish a payment methodology based on states' posted rates or the actual charge. VA would replace this payment methodology for travel by modes other than ambulance at some time in the future, once VA has collected enough data to develop a new methodology.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party
Document Number: 2020-24308
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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 form will be used by the Department of Veterans Affairs Insurance Center (VAIC) to enable a third party to act on behalf of the insured Veteran/beneficiary. Many of our customers are of advanced age or suffer from limiting disabilities and need assistance from a third party to conduct their affairs. The information collected provides an optional service and is not required to receive insurance benefits.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Dependency of Parent(s)
Document Number: 2020-24305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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.
Web Automated Reference Material System
Document Number: 2020-24095
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA announces that the Veteran Readiness and Employent Service Manual (M28R) was renamed M28C and was made available in an electronic public access through the KnowVA Knowledge Base.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23911
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Health Benefits: Application, Update, and Hardship Determination
Document Number: 2020-23808
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
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: Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-23788
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
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 Social Security Administration (SSA). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the net earnings from self-employment and wages 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.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23768
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Privacy Act of 1974: Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-23665
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
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, and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 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 Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve, and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 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, and Post-9/ 11 GI Bill.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Statement (VA Form 29-8636)
Document Number: 2020-23483
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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. This notice solicits comments on information needed from veterans who have received Specially Adapted Housing Grants to decline Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) or to provide information upon which the insurance premium can be based.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Maintenance of Records
Document Number: 2020-23477
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
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: Acquisition of Utility Services, and Contract Administration and Audit Services; Correction
Document Number: 2020-21842
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On September 24, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments. The changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. An error occurred in three amendatory instructions. This document corrects those errors.
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