With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessaryfor 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:Fully Developed Claims (Applications for Compensation, 21-526EZ; Applications for Pension, VA Form 21-527EZ; and Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, VA Form 21-534EZ.
OMB Control Number:2900-0747.
Type of Review:Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract:VA Forms 21-526EZ, 21-527EZ and 21-534EZ will be used to process a claim within 90 days after receipt from a claimant. Claimants are required to sign and date the certification, certifying as of the signed date, no additional information or evidence is available or needs to be submitted in order to adjudicate the claim.
Affected Public:Individuals and Households.
Estimated Annual Burden:43,516 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:25 minutes.
Frequency of Response:One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents:104,440.
Dated: October 15, 2012.
By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.