[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Page 18426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06871]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0012]

Proposed Information Collection (Application for Cash Surrender 
or Policy Loan) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

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 for 
information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for a loan or 
cash surrender value on his or her Government Life Insurance policy.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; 
or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0012 in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
or Fax (202) 632-8925.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-21), 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.
    a. Application for Cash Surrender, Government Life Insurance, VA 
Form 29-1546.
    b. Application for Policy Loan, Government Life Insurance, 29-1546-
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0012.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Claimants complete VA Forms 29-1546 and 29-1546-1 to 
request a cash surrender or policy loan on his or her Government Life 
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 4,939 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,636.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06871 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]