The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is proposing a new form and is seeking public comment. According to the notice, published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015, “Form 21-0966 will be used by claimants and/or their authorized representatives to indicate intent to file a claim for compensation and/or disability benefits to establish an effective date for an award granted in association with a complete claim filed within 1 year of such form. VA will use this form to identify claimants in its internal business operational systems to record the date of receipt of this document for the purposes of establishing a date of claim for a complete claim that is filed within 1 year. VA also uses the information to furnish the claimant with the appropriate VA form or application for VA benefits.”

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 13, 2015. For more information, please click HERE.

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