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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (21-2680)]

Agency Information Collection (Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance) Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
ACTION: Notice.
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 November 3, 2008.
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information throughwww.Regulations.govor 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-NEW (21-2680)" in any correspondence.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-maildenise.mclamb@mail.va.gov.Please refer to "OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (21-2680)."
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title:Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance, VA Form 21-2680.

OMB Control Number:2900-NEW (21-2680).

Type of Review:New collection.

Abstract:VA will use VA Form 21-2680 to gather medical information that is necessary to determine beneficiaries or claimants receiving treatment from private doctors or physicians, eligibility for aid and attendance or housebound benefit.

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. TheFederal RegisterNotice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on July 23, 2008, at pages 42922-42923.

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Annual Burden:7,000 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:30 minutes.

Frequency of Response:One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents:14,000.

Dated: September 26, 2008.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service.