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Subject: Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms

Publication Date: March 4, 2013

Posted Date: March 4, 2013

Subject: Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14083-14084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04883]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2013-ICCD-0020]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Direct Loan, FFEL, 
Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms

AGENCY: The Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of a currently 
approved collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-
0020 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance 
Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is
soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request 
(ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is 
especially interested in public comment addressing the following 
issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the 
Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely 
manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the 
Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden 
of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of 
information technology. Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant 
Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0065.
    Type of Review: a revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 254,800.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 127,400.
    Abstract: The Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability 
serves as the means by which an individual who is totally and 
permanently disabled, as defined in section 437(a) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, applies for discharge of his or her 
Direct Loan, FFEL, or Perkins loan program loans, or TEACH Grant 
service obligation. The form collects the information that is needed by 
the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to determine the 
individual's eligibility for discharge based on total and permanent 
disability. The Total and Permanent Disability Discharge: Post-
Discharge Monitoring form serves as the means by which an individual 
who has received a total and permanent disability discharge provides 
the Department with information about his or her annual earnings from 
employment during the 3-year post-discharge monitoring period that 
begins on the date of discharge. The Total and Permanent Disability 
Discharge: Applicant Representative Designation form serves as the 
means by which an applicant for a total and permanent disability 
discharge may (1) designate a representative to act on his or her 
behalf in connection with the applicant's discharge request, (2) change 
a previously designated representative, or (3) revoke a previous 
designation of a representative.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-04883 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 03/03/2013