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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices 4049

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS Administration (20M35), Department of Title: Report of Medical Examination

AFFAIRS Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, for Disability Evaluation, VA Form 21–
NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to 2545.
[OMB Control No. 2900–0052] Please refer to OMB Control Number: 2900–0052.
Proposed Information Collection ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0052’’ in any Type of Review: Extension of a
(Report of Medical Examination for correspondence. During the comment currently approved collection.
Disability Evaluation); Comment period, comments may be viewed online
Abstract: VA Form 21–2545 is
Request through the Federal Docket Management
completed by claimants prior to
System (FDMS) at
AGENCY: Veterans Benefits undergoing a VA examination for
Administration, Department of Veterans disability benefits. The examining
Affairs. physician also completes the form to
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or record the findings of such examination.
ACTION: Notice. FAX (202) 275–5947. An examination is required where the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the reasonable probability of a valid claim
SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits
PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. is indicated in any claims for disability
Administration (VBA), Department of
3501–3521), Federal agencies must compensation or pension, including
Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an
obtain approval from the Office of claims for benefits based on the need of
opportunity for public comment on the
Management and Budget (OMB) for each a veteran, surviving spouse, or parent
proposed collection of certain
collection of information they conduct for regular aid and attendance, and for
information by the agency. Under the or sponsor. This request for comment is
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of benefits based on a child’s incapacity of
being made pursuant to Section self-support. VA uses the data to
1995, Federal agencies are required to 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
publish notice in the Federal Register determine the level of disability.
With respect to the following
concerning each proposed collection of collection of information, VBA invites Affected Public: Individuals or
information, including each proposed comments on: (1) Whether the proposed households.
extension of a currently approved collection of information is necessary Estimated Annual Burden: 45,000
collection and allow 60 days for public for the proper performance of VBA’s hours.
comment in response to the notice. This functions, including whether the Estimated Average Burden Per
notice solicits comments for information information will have practical utility; Respondent: 15 minutes.
needed from claimants prior to (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the Frequency of Response: On occasion.
undergoing a VA medical examination burden of the proposed collection of Estimated Number of Respondents:
for disability benefits. information; (3) ways to enhance the 180,000.
DATES: Written comments and quality, utility, and clarity of the
recommendations on the proposed Dated: January 14, 2008.
information to be collected; and (4)
collection of information should be ways to minimize the burden of the By direction of the Secretary.
received on or before March 24, 2008. collection of information on Denise McLamb,
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments respondents, including through the use Program Analyst, Records Management
on the collection of information through of automated collection techniques or Service. or to Nancy J. the use of other forms of information [FR Doc. E8–1089 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am]
Kessinger, Veterans Benefits technology. BILLING CODE 8320–01–P
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