[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 14, 2010)]
[Page 77957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31273]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0043]

Agency Information Collection (Declaration of Status of 
Dependents) Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

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 January 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: 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. 2900-0043'' 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) 461-0966 or e-mail 
[email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0043.''

    Title: Declaration of Status of Dependents, VA Form 21-686c.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0043.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The form is used to obtain information to confirm marital 
status and existence of any dependent child(ren). The information is 
used by VA to determine eligibility and rate of payment for veterans 
and surviving spouses who may be entitled to an additional allowance 
for dependents.
    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 October 4, 2010, at page 61247.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 56,500 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 226,000.

    Dated: December 8, 2010.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31273 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]