Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; comment request,


[Federal Register: July 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 129)]


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[OMB Control No. 2900-0255]

Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: 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 the information needed to determine the applicant's eligibility to apply for VA benefits in conjunction with Social Security benefits.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 4, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0255'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.

With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.

Title: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation or Death Pension (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation Where Applicable) From the Department of Veterans Affairs, (Supplement to Social Security Application Forms SSA-4, 5, 7 and 10), VA Form 21-4182.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0255.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The form is used to determine the applicant's eligibility for accrued, dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation and/or death pension benefits when applying for Social Security benefits.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 3,500 hours.

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Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.

Dated: June 18, 2001.

By direction of the Secretary. Donald L. Neilson, Director, Information Management Service.

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