[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 141 (Friday, July 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36828-36829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17660]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-New (21-526b)]


Agency Information Collection (Pre-Discharge Compensation Claim) 
Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through http://www.Regulations.gov or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, 
Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-New (21-526b)'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail 
denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-New (21-
526b).''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Veteran's Supplemental Claim Application, VA Form 21-526b.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-New (21-526b).
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Abstract: Veterans who were denied a claim under Application for 
Compensation or Pension and wish to request an increase in benefit and/
or a claim for a new service-connected condition must complete VA Form 
21-526b to file a supplemental claim for disability compensation or to 
reopen a previously denied claim. VA will use

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the data to assist veterans in their claim for compensation.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on May 11, 2009, at page 21854.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 16,667.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000.

    Dated: July 21, 2009.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. E9-17660 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]
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