[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29439-29440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11842]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0652]

Proposed Information Collection (Request for Nursing Home 
Information in Connection With Claim for Aid and Attendance) Activity: 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (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. This notice 
solicits comments on the information needed to determine eligibility 
for aid and attendance for claimants who are patients in nursing home.

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. 2900-0652'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the 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 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: Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection with 
Claim for Aid and Attendance, VA Form 21-0779.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0652.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The data collected on VA Form 21-0779 is used to 
determine Veterans residing in nursing homes eligibility for pension 
and aid and attendance. Parents and surviving spouses entitled to 
service-connected death benefits and spouses of living Veterans 
receiving service connected compensation at 30 percent or higher

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are also entitled to aid and attendance based on status as nursing home 
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 8,333 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.

    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. 2013-11842 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]