65 FR 31 pg. 7512 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Type: NOTICEVolume: 65Number: 31Page: 7512
FR document: [FR Doc. 00-3413 Filed 2-14-00; 8:45 am]
Agency: Defense Department
Sub Agency: Office of the Secretary
Official PDF Version:  PDF Version


Office of the Secretary

Proposed Collection; Comment Request


Defense Finance and Accounting Service.




In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 17, 2000.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Denver Center, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS-DE/FRS, ATTN: Jo Westberg, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279.


To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address, or call Jo Westberg, 303-676-8754.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Physician Certificate for Child Annuitant.

Needs and Uses: This form is required and must be on file to support an incapacitation occurring prior to age 18. The form provides the authority for the Directorate of Annuity Pay, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Denver Center (DFAS-DE/FRB) to establish and pay a Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) or Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity to the incapacitated individual.

Affected Public: Incapacitated child annuitants, and/or their legal guardians, custodians and legal representatives.

Annual Burden Hours: 240 hours.

Number of Respondents: 120.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

The form will be used by the Directorate of Annuity Pay, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Denver Center (DFAS-DE/FRB), in order to establish and start the annuity for a potential child annuitant. When the form is completed, it will serve as a medical report to substantiate a child's incapacity. The law requires that an unmarried child who is incapacitated must provide a current certified medical report. When the incapacity is not permanent a medical certification must be received by DFAS-DE/FRB every two years in order for the child to continue receiving annuity payments.

Dated: February 9, 2000.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

[FR Doc. 00-3413 Filed 2-14-00; 8:45 am]