[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Page 29436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11837]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0011]

Proposed Information Collection (Application for Reinstatement 
(Insurance Lapsed More Than 6 Months), and Application for 
Reinstatement (Non Medical--Comparative Health Statement)) 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 reinstate a claimant's Government Life Insurance 
and/or Total Disability Income Provision.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 19, 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. 2900-0011 in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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. 3501-3521), 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.
    Titles: Application for Reinstatement (Insurance Lapsed More than 6 
Months), Government Life Insurance and/or Total Disability Income 
Provision, VA Form 29-352, and Application for Reinstatement (Non 
Medical--Comparative Health Statement), Government Life Insurance, VA 
Form 29-353.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0011.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Forms 29-352 and 29-353 are used to apply for 
reinstatement of insurance and/or Total Disability Income Provision 
that has lapsed for more than six months. VA uses the information 
collected to establish the applicant's eligibility for reinstatement.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. VA Form 29-352--750 hours.
    b. VA Form 29-353--375 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. VA Form 29-352--30 minutes.
    b. VA Form 29-353--15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. VA Form 29-352--1,500.
    b. VA Form 29-353--1,500.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-11837 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]