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44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) section 3001 provides an assistance eligible individual with the right to pay reduced health benefits premiums under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, commonly called COBRA, for up to 9 months. If an individual requests treatment as an assistance eligible individual and is denied such treatment because of COBRA continuation coverage ineligibility, ARRA section 3001(a)(5) requires the Secretary of Labor to provide for expedited review of the denial upon application to the Secretary in the form and manner the Secretary provides. The Secretary of Labor is required to act in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and must make a determination within 15 business days after receipt of an individual's application for review. The Application to the Department of Labor for Expedited Review of Denial of COBRA Premium Reduction is the form used by individuals to file their expedited review appeals. Such individuals must complete all information requested on the Application in order to file their review requests with the EBSA. The ICR relates to the Application.
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• Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
• Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
• Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
• Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.