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Loan Guaranty: Vendee Loan FeesRule2017-1610608/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing o … This document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees mentioned in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees will help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that will be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule will also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.loan-guaranty-vendee-loan-feesFR-Doc-2017-16106
Veterans Benefits Administration; Loan Guaranty: Technical CorrectionsRule2017-0332902/21/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentOn June 15, 2010, VA published a document in the Federal Register eliminating redundant provisions from its loan guaranty regulations following the implementation of a new electronic reporting system and redesignating the secti … On June 15, 2010, VA published a document in the Federal Register eliminating redundant provisions from its loan guaranty regulations following the implementation of a new electronic reporting system and redesignating the section numbers of these regulations. At that time, VA did not update cross-reference citations to conform to the redesignated sections. A subsequent notice updated some, but not all, cross-reference citations. VA is now updating the remaining non- substantive, cross-reference citations for clarity and accuracy.veterans-benefits-administration-loan-guaranty-technical-correctionsFR-Doc-2017-03329
Loan Guaranty Vendee Loan FeesProposed Rule2016-2573810/26/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by V … This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees proposed in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees would help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that would be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule would also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.loan-guaranty-vendee-loan-feesFR-Doc-2016-25738
Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act AmendmentsRule2016-2273209/23/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Federal Civil Monetary Penalties Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula increasing the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties a … The Federal Civil Monetary Penalties Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula increasing the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties and requires federal agencies to give notice of the new maximum amounts by regulation. This final rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts without change VA's interim final rule, which increased maximum civil monetary penalties from $10,000 to $21,563 for false loan guaranty certifications and from $5,500 to $10,781 for fraudulent claims or fraudulent statements in any VA program.federal-civil-penalties-adjustment-act-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-22732
Loan Guaranty: Delegation of AuthorityRule2016-2049908/29/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan guaranty regulations to correct an oversight in the delegation of authority to exercise the powers and functions of the Secretary with respect to the guaranty or insuran … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan guaranty regulations to correct an oversight in the delegation of authority to exercise the powers and functions of the Secretary with respect to the guaranty or insurance of loans and the rights and liabilities arising therefrom. This document also incorporates into regulatory form delegatory authority already granted certain VA loan guaranty officials to administer and manage properties acquired by VA.loan-guaranty-delegation-of-authorityFR-Doc-2016-20499
Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant ProgramRule2016-1872108/10/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of the U.S.C. to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accom … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of the U.S.C. to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accomplishing employment rehabilitation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. VA will award grants on the basis of an eligible entity's proposed use of a Pay for Success (PFS) strategy to achieve goals. This interim final rule establishes regulations for awarding a VEPFS grant, including the general process for awarding the grant, criteria and parameters for evaluating grant applications, priorities related to the award of a grant, and general requirements and guidance for administering a VEPFS grant program.veterans-employment-pay-for-success-grant-programFR-Doc-2016-18721
Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act AmendmentsRule2016-1459206/22/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Federal Civil Monetary Penalties Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula increasing the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties a … The Federal Civil Monetary Penalties Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, sets forth a formula increasing the maximum statutory amounts for civil monetary penalties and requires federal agencies to give notice of the new maximum amounts by regulation. Accordingly, this document gives notice that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is increasing maximum civil monetary penalties from $10,000 to $21,563 for false loan guaranty certifications and from $5,500 to $10,781 for fraudulent claims or fraudulent statements in any VA program.federal-civil-penalties-adjustment-act-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-14592
Technical Corrections-VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position TitleRule2016-1011205/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to ensure consistency within its regulations regarding a nomenclature change in the title of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment position.The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to ensure consistency within its regulations regarding a nomenclature change in the title of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment position.technical-corrections-va-vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-nomenclature-change-for-positionFR-Doc-2016-10112
Loan Guaranty-Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant ProgramRule2015-2328009/17/2015DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis rule adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations to provide grants for the development of new assistive technologies for use in specially adapted housing fo … This rule adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations to provide grants for the development of new assistive technologies for use in specially adapted housing for eligible veterans or servicemembers. The Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 authorizes VA to provide grants of up to $200,000 per fiscal year to persons or entities to encourage the development of specially adapted housing assistive technologies. This final rule implements changes to VA regulations to clarify the process, the criteria, and the priorities relating to the award of these research and development grants.loan-guaranty-specially-adapted-housing-assistive-technology-grant-programFR-Doc-2015-23280
Loan Guaranty: Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back PeriodRule2015-1977508/12/2015DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations that govern adjustable rate mortgages made in conjunction with the Home Loan Guaranty program. These r … This document adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations that govern adjustable rate mortgages made in conjunction with the Home Loan Guaranty program. These revisions align VA's disclosure and interest rate adjustment requirements with the implementing regulations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as recently revised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This rulemaking will ensure VA remains consistent with other applicable consumer finance and housing regulations governing adjustable rate mortgages.loan-guaranty-adjustable-rate-mortgage-notification-requirements-and-look-back-periodFR-Doc-2015-19775
Loan Guaranty: Elimination of Redundant Regulations; Technical CorrectionRule2015-1345606/16/2015DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentOn June 15, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register (75 FR 33704), amending its loan guaranty regulations to eliminate redundancies in the regulations that were a result of a new e … On June 15, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register (75 FR 33704), amending its loan guaranty regulations to eliminate redundancies in the regulations that were a result of a new electronic reporting system. At that time, we failed to update the cross-reference citations within the redesignated sections. On October 22, 2010 (75 FR 65238), Sections 36.4301 through 36.4323(e) were amended to replace the incorrect cross-reference citations with the accurate, updated cross-references. This document corrects the remaining redesignated sections (Sec. 36.4324 through Sec. 36.4393) to contain the correct and updated cross-reference citations. These nonsubstantive changes are made for clarity and accuracy.loan-guaranty-elimination-of-redundant-regulations-technical-correctionFR-Doc-2015-13456
Loan Guaranty: Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back PeriodProposed Rule2015-0168101/29/2015DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations that govern adjustable rate mortgages made in conjunction with the Home Loan Guaranty program. These revisions would align … This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) regulations that govern adjustable rate mortgages made in conjunction with the Home Loan Guaranty program. These revisions would align VA's disclosure and interest rate adjustment requirements with the implementing regulations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as recently revised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Specifically, the rule would amend the timing, content, and format requirements for the disclosures provided to borrowers prior to an interest-rate adjustment. The proposed regulation would also require that an interest-rate adjustment correspond with the interest rate index available 45 days prior to the adjustment. This proposed rulemaking would ensure VA's consistency with other applicable consumer finance and housing regulations governing adjustable rate mortgages.loan-guaranty-adjustable-rate-mortgage-notification-requirements-and-look-back-periodFR-Doc-2015-01681
Loan Guaranty-Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant ProgramProposed Rule2014-2113809/08/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to implement through regulation statutory authority to provide grants for the development of new assistive technologies for use in specially adapted housing for eligible veterans or … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to implement through regulation statutory authority to provide grants for the development of new assistive technologies for use in specially adapted housing for eligible veterans or servicemembers, as authorized by the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 (the Act), enacted on October 13, 2010. The Act authorizes VA to provide grants of up to $200,000 per fiscal year to persons or entities to encourage the development of specially adapted housing assistive technologies. VA is amending its regulations to outline the process, the criteria, and the priorities relating to the award of these research and development grants.loan-guaranty-specially-adapted-housing-assistive-technology-grant-programFR-Doc-2014-21138
Loan Guaranty: Ability-To-Repay Standards and Qualified Mortgage Definition Under the Truth in Lending ActRule2014-1060005/09/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty regulations to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requiring that VA define the types of VA loans that are ` … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty regulations to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requiring that VA define the types of VA loans that are ``qualified mortgages'' for the purposes of the new Ability to Repay provisions of the Truth in Lending Act. This rule establishes which VA-guaranteed loans are to be considered ``qualified mortgages'' and have either safe harbor protection or the presumption that the borrower is able to repay a loan, in accordance with the new Ability to Repay provisions. The rule does not change VA's regulations or policies with respect to how lenders are to originate mortgages, except to the extent lenders want to make qualified mortgages.loan-guaranty-ability-to-repay-standards-and-qualified-mortgage-definition-under-the-truth-inFR-Doc-2014-10600
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program: Changes Related to the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012Rule2014-0637803/24/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation to reflect a change made by the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. If a veteran has been displaced as the result of a natura … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation to reflect a change made by the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. If a veteran has been displaced as the result of a natural or other disaster while being paid an allowance, referred to as an employment adjustment allowance, this Act allows the extension of the allowance. This amendment is necessary to conform the regulation to the statutory provision.vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-program-changes-related-to-the-honoring-americas-veteransFR-Doc-2014-06378
Loan Guaranty: Minimum Property and Construction RequirementsRule2014-0038601/13/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guaranteed loan regulations by clarifying VA's statutory authority to establish minimum property requirements for properties securing VA- guaranteed loans. It does not m … This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guaranteed loan regulations by clarifying VA's statutory authority to establish minimum property requirements for properties securing VA- guaranteed loans. It does not make any substantive policy change or affect any substantive rights; rather, it merely cites more complete authority for the existing rule.loan-guaranty-minimum-property-and-construction-requirementsFR-Doc-2014-00386
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Changes to Subsistence AllowanceRule2012-45201/12/2012DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule amending regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, … This document adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule amending regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocational rehabilitation benefits for certain service-disabled veterans. Pursuant to these changes, a veteran, who is eligible for a subsistence allowance under chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code, and educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, may participate in a rehabilitation program under chapter 31 and elect to receive a payment equal in amount to an applicable military housing allowance payable under title 37, United States Code, instead of the regular subsistence allowance under chapter 31. In addition, payments of subsistence allowances during periods between school terms are discontinued, and payments during periods of temporary school closings are modified.vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-program-changes-to-subsistence-allowanceFR-Doc-2012-452
Loan Guaranty Revised Loan Modification ProceduresRule2011-3252812/20/2011DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty regulation related to modification of guaranteed housing loans in default. Specifically, changes are made to requirements related to maximum interest rates on mo … This document amends a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty regulation related to modification of guaranteed housing loans in default. Specifically, changes are made to requirements related to maximum interest rates on modified loans and to items that may be capitalized in a modified loan amount. In addition, we are revising the regulation to clarify that the holder of a loan may seek VA approval for a loan modification that does not otherwise meet prescribed conditions. The amendments are intended to liberalize the requirements for modification of VA-guaranteed loans and provide holders more options for working with veterans to avoid foreclosure.loan-guaranty-revised-loan-modification-proceduresFR-Doc-2011-32528
Small Business Jobs Act: 504 Loan Program Debt RefinancingRule2011-2631110/12/2011SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThis rule finalizes the interim final rule that implemented section 1122 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which authorizes projects approved for financing under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act to include the refin … This rule finalizes the interim final rule that implemented section 1122 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which authorizes projects approved for financing under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act to include the refinancing of qualified debt. As a result of comments received, this final rule amends the interim final rule to authorize the financing of business expenses as part of a Refinancing Project, to allow the Third Party Loan to be at least as much as the 504 loan instead of requiring that the Third Party Loan provide at least 50% of the financing, and to revise the definition of qualified debt. Other aspects of the interim final rule are adopted as final without change.small-business-jobs-act-504-loan-program-debt-refinancingFR-Doc-2011-26311
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Changes to Subsistence AllowanceRule2011-1947308/01/2011DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis interim final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocati … This interim final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocational rehabilitation benefits for certain service-disabled veterans. Pursuant to these changes, a veteran, who is eligible for a subsistence allowance under chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code, and educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, may participate in a rehabilitation program under chapter 31 and elect to receive a payment equal in amount to an applicable military housing allowance payable under title 37, United States Code, instead of the regular subsistence allowance under chapter 31. In addition, payments of subsistence allowances during periods between school terms are discontinued, and payments during periods of temporary school closings are modified. This rulemaking amends VA regulations consistent with this new authority.vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-program-changes-to-subsistence-allowanceFR-Doc-2011-19473
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