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

Publication Date: May 16, 2013

Posted Date: May 16, 2013

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

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 95 (Thursday, May 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28810-28811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11695]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent 
Disability Discharge Forms

AGENCY: 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 [insert one of the 
following options; a revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 17, 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 2E103, 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: Revision of an existing 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: May 13, 2013.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-11695 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]
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Last Modified: 05/15/2013