29 March 2006


[Federal Register: March 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 60)]
[Page 15800-15801]
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Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Veterans' 
Disability Benefits Commission has scheduled a town hall meeting for 
April 11, 2006, at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 South 
Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL. The town hall meeting will begin at 7 p.m. 
and end at 9 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Commission is to carry out a study of the 
benefits under the laws of the United States that are provided to 
compensate and assist veterans and their survivors for disabilities and 
deaths attributable to military service.
    The Commission is conducting eight fact-finding site visits 
throughout the United States. The Chicago area was selected based upon 
criteria that included the concentration of veterans, active-duty 
service members, and National Guard members, and reservist, and the co-
location of Veterans Benefits

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Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and Department of 
Defense (DoD) facilities with particular interests in transition 
activities. The goal of this visit is to allow the commissioners the 
opportunity to tour local VA and DoD facilities, examine the processes 
in place which assist veterans in their efforts to obtain benefits, and 
to present veterans, survivors and the general public with an 
opportunity to learn about the work of the Commission and to offer 
comments in a face-to-face forum.
    Interested persons may attend the town hall meeting and present 
oral statements to the Commission. Oral presentations will be limited 
to five minutes or less, depending on the number of participants. 
Interested parties may provide written comments for review by the 
Commission prior to the meeting, by e-mail to veterans@vetscommission. 
intranets.com or by mail to Mr. Ray Wilburn, Executive Director, 
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20004.

    Dated: March 22, 2006.

    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-2987 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]