Federal Register: May 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 97)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-12531
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD
Railroad Retirement Board
ACTION: Agency information collection activities:
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections.
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of Claimant or other Person: OMB 32200183.
To support an application for an annuity under Section 2 of the
Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) or for unemployment benefits under
Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), pertinent
information and proofs must be furnished for the RRB to determine
benefit entitlement. Circumstances may require an applicant or other
person(s) having knowledge of facts relevant to the applicant's
eligibility for an annuity or benefits to provide written statements
supplementing or changing statements previously provided by the applicant.
Under the railroad retirement program these statements may relate to changes in annuity beginning date(s), dates for marriage(s), birth(s), prior railroad or nonrailroad employment, an applicants request for reconsideration of an unfavorable RRB eligibility determination for an annuity or various other matters. The statements may also be used by the RRB to secure a variety of information needed to determine eligibility to unemployment and sickness benefits. Procedures related to providing information needed for RRA annuity or RUIA benefit eligibility determinations are prescribed in 20 CFR parts 217 and 320 respectively.
The RRB utilizes Form G93, Statement of Claimant or Other Person to obtain the supplemental or corrective information from applicants or persons needed to determine applicant eligibility for an RRA annuity or RUIA benefits.
The RRB proposes nonburden impacting formatting and editorial changes to Form G93. The completion time for Form G93 is estimated at 15 minutes per response. The RRB estimates that approximately 90 Form G93's are received annually. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent.
Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or
to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms,
and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at
(312) 7513363. Comments regarding the information collection should be
addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North
Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 606112092. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.
[FR Doc. 0012531 Filed 51700; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 790501M
Proposed collection; comment request,