Jump to content
  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0

Va Notice Posted To Federal Register 6/15/10


This VA notice was posted to the Federal Register today 6/15/10 having to do with a medical questionnaire for each of the 3 new presumptive diseases, to be completed by the veterans physician after the new reg is implemented in an attempt to reduce processing time of each claim involving any of the three new diseases and to possibly avoid having to be examined by a VA physician. That's how I interpret it, right or wrong. Deadline for posting comments to the notice via regulations.gov is 6/29/10. My compensation claim filed on basis of both prostate cancer and hairy cell leukemia has been pending since 8/1/09 so anything that would speed it up would be welcome to me. I realize that my claim is awaiting implementation of the new reg, assuming the new reg is not delayed indefinitely, if not killed entirely which I don't think will happen. Too far advanced in the process to get killed now although I've been wrong more than once.

[Federal Register: June 15, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 114)][Notices] [Page 33897-33898]From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov][DOCID:fr15jn10-166] =======================================================================-----------------------------------------------------------------------DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS[OMB Control No. 2900--New (21-0960a-c)] Agency Request for Emergency Approval of an Information CollectionAGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.ACTION: Notice and request for comments.-----------------------------------------------------------------------SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following emergency proposal for the collection of information under the PRA. The reason for the emergency clearance is to allow VA to collect information from private physicians in the form of making available standardized disability benefits questionnaires that private physicians can complete at the request and consent of individual veterans applying for VA disability benefits. The medical information provided by the private physicians will be used as supporting medical documentation for veterans' disability claims.DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before June 29, 2010.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-New (21-0960a-c)'' 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) 273-0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-New (21-0960a-c)'' in any correspondence.SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960A. b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960B. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960C. OMB Control Number: 2900--New (21-0960a-c). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: In connection with The Agent Orange Act of 1991, Public Law No. 102-4, VA will publish a Final Rule establishing presumptive service connection for the following diseases based on herbicide exposure: Hairy cell leukemia and other chronic B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic heart disease. In order to more expeditiously process claims related to these three new presumptive diseases, VA has designed three corresponding Disability Benefits Questionnaires for use by private physicians at the request and consent of veterans applying for VA benefits. Veterans will have the option of providing these Disability Benefits Questionnaires to their private physicians for completion and submission to VA in lieu of scheduling a VA medical examination. Given the large number of claims VA anticipates for the three new presumptive diseases, the Disability Benefits Questionnaires will assist in expediting claims processing because veterans who choose to have the Disability Benefits[[Page 33898]]Questionnaires completed by private physicians will avoid any VA examination scheduling delays. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960A--13,750. b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960B--500. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960C--1,250. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960A--55,000. b. Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960B--2,000. c. Parkinson's Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21-0960C--5,000. Dated: June 10, 2010. By direction of the Secretary.Denise McLamb,Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.[FR Doc. 2010-14316 Filed 6-14-10; 8:45 am]BILLING CODE 8320-01-P<BR class=Apple-interchange-newline>

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

Every day they VA waits they save money on a dead veteran. This is what motivates the bean counters. Do spouses know they can carry on their vet's claim in some form? The VA would not tell them I bet. You should not have to wait a year on leukemia.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


So.....any idea what this really means with regard to these three illnesses being compensated, ie, when does this become Law and the VA start processing and paying claims? I had heard that it would be like October and it had something to do with it being published in the "Federal Register". Is this the posting in the FR that has been discussed?

By the way, I looked up one the new forms 21-0960A on the VA web site under forms, but it does not exist there.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Advertisemnt

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • Survivors- a Must read
      If you are new to hadit and have DIC questions it would help us tremendously if you can answer the following questions right away in your first post.

      What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate?

      What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2?

      Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it?

       It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale.

      What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime?

      Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what for?

      If they died from anything on the Agent Orange Presumptive list ( available here under a search) when did they serve and where? If outside of Vietnam, what was their MOS and also if they served onboard a ship in the South Pacific what ship were they on and when? Also did they have any major  physical  contact with C 123s during the Vietnam War?

      And how soon after their death was the DIC form filed…if filed within one year of death, the date of death will be the EED for DIC and also satisfy the accrued regulation criteria.
        • Like
      • 17 replies
    • If you are a Veteran, represented by MOPH, you need to know that MOPH is closing down its offices.  This can have a drastic effect on your claim, and it wont be good for you.  You likely need to get a new representative.  

      This station confirms MOPH is closing its doors:


      • 0 replies
    • Retroactive Back Pay.
      Retroactive Back Pay - #1Viewed Post Week of March 19. 2018

      My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my backpay.
      Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank?
      Also does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
      • 44 replies
    • Examining your service medical records...
      * First thing I do after receiving a service medical record is number each page when I get to the end I go back and add 1 of 100 and so on.

      * Second I then make a copy of my service medical records on a different color paper, yellow or buff something easy to read, but it will distinguish it from the original.

      * I then put my original away and work off the copy.

      * Now if you know the specific date it's fairly easy to find. 

      * If on the other hand you don't know specifically or you had symptoms leading up to it. Well this may take some detective work and so Watson the game is afoot.

      * Let's say it's Irritable Syndrome 

      * I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence log. So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this has you go through all the your medical records and when you are finished you will have an index and easy way to find your evidence. 

      Study your diagnosis symptoms look them up. Check common medications for your IBS and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS, if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS, but doesn't call it that make those a reference also.
      • 9 replies
    • How to get your questions answered on the forum
      Do not post your question in someone else's thread. If you are reading a topic that sounds similar to your question, start a new topic and post your question. When you add your question to a topic someone else started both your questions get lost in the thread. So best to start your own thread so you can follow your question and the other member can follow theirs.

      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.

      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.

      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?

      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?

      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
  • latest-posts-activity.pngstart-new-topic.pngsearch.png

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading


Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines