Agency Information Collection (Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors)): Activity Under OMB Review
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.
Comments must be submitted on or before November 4, 2011.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0399” 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) 461-7485 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0399.”
Title: Student Beneficiary Report—REPS (Restored Entitlement Program For Survivors), VA Forms 21-8938 and 21-8938-1.
OMB Control Number:2900-0399.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Students between the ages of 18-23 who are receiving Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) benefits based on schoolchild status complete VA Forms 21-8938 and 21-8938-1 to certify that he or she is enroll full-time in an approved school. REPS benefit is paid to children of veterans who died in service or who died as a result of service-connected disability incurred or aggravated prior to August 13, 1981. VA uses the data collected to determine the student's eligibility for continued REPS benefits.
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 July 25, 2011, at page 44401.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden:1,767.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:20 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Estimated Number of Respondents:5,300.Dated: September 29, 2011.
By direction of the Secretary.Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.