2019-03980. Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status  

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    Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs.




    Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 6, 2019.


    Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue Start Printed Page 8154NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0745, in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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    Danny S. Green at (202) 421-1354.

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    Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.

    With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 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.

    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521.

    Title: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status, VA form 26-8261a.

    OMB Control Number: 2900-0745.

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Abstract: VA Form 26-8261a is used by VA to determine an applicant's eligibility for a possible reduced down payment when obtaining a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), under the provisions of Section 203(b)(2) or 220(d)(a) of the National Housing Act as amended. FHA actually provides the benefit. However, VA is charged with determining if the veteran-applicant meets the basic eligibility requirements regarding length and character of service. If eligibility is established, VA issues the applicant a Certificate of Veterans Status that is then used when the borrower obtains an FHA insured loan. This certificate gives the borrower the possibility of a reduced down payment on an FHA backed loan.

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 4 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: On occasion.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.

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    By direction of the Secretary.

    Danny S. Green,

    Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (QPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-03980 Filed 3-5-19; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 8320-01-P

Document Information

Veterans Affairs Department
Document Number:
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 6, 2019.
8153-8154 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
OMB Control No. 2900-0745
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