Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 22698-22700 [2016-08869]

Download as PDF 22698 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices EIN identified by the principal representative, regardless of whether these representatives request direct fee payment. Additionally, we acknowledge there will be a few situations where case characteristics, our systems, or other technology limitations preclude access to the electronic folder through ARS. For example, if a request for review is pending at the Appeals Council level on a prior claim, and a subsequent application is pending at the hearing level, our system will not allow a representative to access one or both of the electronic folders. Also, if a case has been closed for more than 90 days after a final action or if the Appeals Council establishes a new court case, an appointed representative cannot access the electronic folder through ARS. In these types of situations, we will continue to work with the representative to provide a CD copy of the electronic folder when requested. We will also provide an exception to those representatives who show that they are unable to register for ARS due to technological issues outside of our control or the control of the representative (e.g., no cell phone coverage available to receive text messages in the area where the representative’s office is located). A representative who falls under the terms of this mandate, as described, has an affirmative duty to comply with this requirement. We may investigate to determine if a representative violates this duty or is attempting to circumvent our rules. We may sanction a representative who does not follow these rules, as described in 20 CFR 404.1745–1795 and 416.1545–1595. However, we will not reject or delay a claimant’s hearing or process a claim differently if a representative fails to comply with this electronic access requirement. Claimants, whether they are represented or not, and representatives who are not eligible for or who do not request direct payment of fees in a case, may receive a CD copy of the claimant’s electronic folder. Additional Information Additional information is available on our Representing Social Security Claimants Web site at http://www.ssa. gov/representation/. Instructions for requesting access to the electronic folder can be found at https://www.socialsecurity.gov/ representation/eFolder.htm. Representatives can register for electronic access at https://secure.ssa. gov/acu/IRESWeb/registration Attestation.do. Dated: March 30, 2016. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. [FR Doc. 2016–08162 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2016–0012] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA– 2016–0012]. I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than June 17, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by writing to the above email address. Statement for Determining Continuing Entitlement for Special Veterans Benefits (SVB)—0960–0782. SSA regularly reviews individuals’ claims for Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) to determine their continued eligibility and correct payment amounts. Individuals living outside the United States receiving SVB must report to SSA any changes that may affect their benefits, such as: (1) A change in mailing address or residence; (2) an increase or decrease in a pension, annuity, or other recurring benefit; (3) a return or visit to the United States for a calendar month or longer; or (4) an inability to manage benefits. SSA uses Form SSA–2010, to collect this information. Respondents are beneficiaries living outside the United States collecting SVB. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–2010 ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of collection 1,799 1 20 600 II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding the information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than May VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 18, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ ssa.gov. 1. Statement for Determining Continuing Eligibility, Supplemental Security Income Payment(s)—20 CFR 416.204—0960–0416. SSA conducts disability redeterminatons to determine PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 if Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients (1) met and continue to meet all statutory and regulatory requirements for SSI eligibility and (2) are receiving the correct SSI payment amount. SSA makes these redeterminations through periodic use of Form SSA–8203–BK. SSA conducts E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 22699 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices this legally mandated information collection in field offices via personal contact (face-to-face or telephone interview) using the automated Modernized SSI Claim System (MSSICS). The respondents are SSI recipients or their representative payees. Number of respondents Modality of collection Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) MSSICS ........................................................................................................... MSSICS/Signature Proxy ................................................................................ Paper ............................................................................................................... 801,789 666,431 135,357 1 1 1 20 19 20 267,263 211,036 45,119 Totals ........................................................................................................ 1,603,577 ........................ ........................ 523,418 2. Information About Joint Checking/ Savings Account—20 CFR 416.1201 and 416.1208—0960–0461. SSA considers a person’s resources when evaluating eligibility for SSI. Generally, we consider funds in checking and savings accounts as resources owned by the individuals whose names appear on the account. However, individuals applying for SSI may rebut this assumption of ownership in a joint account by submitting certain evidence to establish the funds do not belong to them. SSA uses Form SSA–2574 to collect information from SSI applicants and recipients who object to the assumption that they own all or part of the funds in a joint checking or savings account bearing their names. SSA collects information about the account from both the SSI applicant or recipient and the other account holder(s). After receiving Number of respondents Modality of collection the completed form, SSA determines if we should consider the account to be a resource for the SSI applicant and recipient. The respondents are applicants and recipients of SSI, and individuals who list themselves as joint owners of financial accounts with SSI applicants or recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–2574—Paper version .............................................................................. Intranet version (MSSICS) ............................................................................... 50,000 150,000 1 1 7 7 5,833 17,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ 200,000 ........................ ........................ 23,333 3. Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS)—20 CFR 416.110(e), 416.1180– 1182, 416.1225–1227—0960–0559. The SSI program encourages recipients to return to work. One of the program objectives is to provide incentives and opportunities that help recipients toward employment. The PASS provision allows individuals to use available income or resources (such as business equipment, education, or specialized training) to enter or re-enter the workforce and become selfsupporting. In turn, SSA does not count the income or resources recipients use to fund a PASS when determining an individual’s SSI eligibility or payment amount. An SSI recipient who wants to use available income and resources to obtain education or training to become Number of respondents Modality of collection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SSA–545 .................................................................................................. 4. Registration for Appointed Representative Services and Direct Payment—0960–0732. SSA uses Form SSA–1699 to register appointed representatives of claimants before SSA who: • Want to register for direct payment of fees; • Registered for direct payment of fees prior to 10/31/09, but need to update their information; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Frequency of response 7,000 • Registered as appointed representatives on or after 10/31/09, but need to update their information; or • Received a notice from SSA instructing them to complete this form. By registering these individuals, SSA: (1) Authenticates and authorizes them to do business with us; (2) allows them to access our records for the claimants they represent; (3) facilitates direct payment of authorized fees to appointed representatives; and, (4) collects the PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 self-supporting completes Form SSA– 545. SSA uses the information from the SSA–545 to evaluate the recipient’s PASS, and to determine eligibility under the provisions of the SSI program. The respondents are SSI recipients who want to develop a return-to-work plan. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Sfmt 4703 1 Average burden per response (minutes) 120 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 14,000 information we need to meet Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements to issue specific IRS forms if we pay an appointed representative in excess of a specific amount ($600). The respondents are appointed representatives who want to use Form SSA–1699 for any of the purposes cited in this Notice. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 22700 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices Number of respondents Modality of collection SSA–1699 ................................................................................................ 5. Certificate of Election for Reduced Widow(er)s and Surviving Divorced Spouse’s Benefits—20 CFR 404.335— 0960–0759. Section 202(q) of the Social Security Act provides SSA the authority to reduce benefits under certain conditions when elected by a Title II beneficiary. However, reduced benefits are not payable to an already entitled spouse (or divorced spouse) who: Number of respondents SSA–4111 ................................................................................................ [FR Doc. 2016–08869 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Request To Release Airport Property Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to rule on request to release airport property at the Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH), Hebron, Nebraska. AGENCY: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH), Hebron, Nebraska, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE–610C, 901 Locust Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to: William Linton, Airport Manager, Hebron Municipal Airport, Hebron Airport mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 16,000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 30,000 Sfmt 4703 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 20 5,333 SSA uses the information collected to pay a qualified dually entitled widow(er) (or surviving divorced spouse) who elects to receive a reduced widow(er) benefit. The respondents are qualified dually entitled widow(er)s (or surviving divorced spouse) who elect to receive a reduced widow(er) benefit. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Frequency of response Authority; P.O. Box 256, Hebron, NE 68370–0256, (402) 768–6597. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE–610C, 901 Locust Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 329–2644, lynn.martin@faa.gov. The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release approximately 0.21± acres of airport property at the Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). On March 16, 2016, the City of Hebron’s Airport Manager requested from the FAA that approximately 0.21± acres of property be released for sale to the Nebraska Department of Roads for the purpose of reconstructing a bridge and road. On April 8, 2016, the FAA determined that the request to release property at Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH) submitted by the Sponsor meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the release of the property does not and will not impact future aviation needs at the airport. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no sooner than thirty days after the publication of this Notice. The following is a brief overview of the request: Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH) is proposing the release of a parcel, totaling 0.21± acres. The release of land is necessary to comply with Federal PO 00000 Average burden per response (minutes) 1 • Is at least age 62 and under full retirement age in the month of the number holder’s death; and • Is receiving both reduced spouse’s (or divorced spouse’s) benefits and either retirement or disability benefits in the month before the month of the number holder’s death. To elect reduced widow(er) benefits, a recipient completes Form SSA–4111. Modality of collection Dated: April 13, 2016. Naomi R. Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 2 1,000 Aviation Administration Grant Assurances that do not allow federally acquired airport property to be used for non-aviation purposes. The sale of the subject property will result in the land at the Hebron Municipal Airport (HJH) being changed from aeronautical to nonaeronautical use and release the surface lands from the conditions of the AIP Grant Agreement Grant Assurances. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(c)(2)(B)(i) and (iii), the airport will receive fair market value for the property. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the application, notice and other documents determined by the FAA to be related to the application in person at the Hebron Municipal Airport. Issued in Kansas City, MO, on April 11, 2016. Jim A. Johnson, Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2016–08902 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Marine Highway Projects Open Season Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of open season for marine highway projects. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 74 (Monday, April 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22698-22700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08869]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2016-0012]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and 
Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice 
includes revisions of OMB-approved information collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden 
on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your 
comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the 
OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following 
addresses or fax numbers.
    (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    (SSA), Social Security Administration, OLCA, Attn: Reports 
Clearance Director, 3100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., 
Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410-966-2830, Email address: 
OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2016-0012].
    I. The information collection below is pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be 
sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than June 
17, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instrument by 
writing to the above email address.
    Statement for Determining Continuing Entitlement for Special 
Veterans Benefits (SVB)--0960-0782. SSA regularly reviews individuals' 
claims for Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) to determine their continued 
eligibility and correct payment amounts. Individuals living outside the 
United States receiving SVB must report to SSA any changes that may 
affect their benefits, such as: (1) A change in mailing address or 
residence; (2) an increase or decrease in a pension, annuity, or other 
recurring benefit; (3) a return or visit to the United States for a 
calendar month or longer; or (4) an inability to manage benefits. SSA 
uses Form SSA-2010, to collect this information. Respondents are 
beneficiaries living outside the United States collecting SVB.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                Average  burden  Estimated total
           Modality of collection                Number of       Frequency of    per  response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-2010....................................           1,799                1               20              600
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    II. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding the information collections would be 
most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this 
publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them 
no later than May 18, 2016. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB 
clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov.
    1. Statement for Determining Continuing Eligibility, Supplemental 
Security Income Payment(s)--20 CFR 416.204--0960-0416. SSA conducts 
disability redeterminatons to determine if Supplemental Security Income 
(SSI) recipients (1) met and continue to meet all statutory and 
regulatory requirements for SSI eligibility and (2) are receiving the 
correct SSI payment amount. SSA makes these redeterminations through 
periodic use of Form SSA-8203-BK. SSA conducts

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this legally mandated information collection in field offices via 
personal contact (face-to-face or telephone interview) using the 
automated Modernized SSI Claim System (MSSICS). The respondents are SSI 
recipients or their representative payees.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total  annual
             Modality of collection                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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MSSICS..........................................         801,789               1              20         267,263
MSSICS/Signature Proxy..........................         666,431               1              19         211,036
Paper...........................................         135,357               1              20          45,119
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    Totals......................................       1,603,577  ..............  ..............         523,418
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    2. Information About Joint Checking/Savings Account--20 CFR 
416.1201 and 416.1208--0960-0461. SSA considers a person's resources 
when evaluating eligibility for SSI. Generally, we consider funds in 
checking and savings accounts as resources owned by the individuals 
whose names appear on the account. However, individuals applying for 
SSI may rebut this assumption of ownership in a joint account by 
submitting certain evidence to establish the funds do not belong to 
them. SSA uses Form SSA-2574 to collect information from SSI applicants 
and recipients who object to the assumption that they own all or part 
of the funds in a joint checking or savings account bearing their 
names. SSA collects information about the account from both the SSI 
applicant or recipient and the other account holder(s). After receiving 
the completed form, SSA determines if we should consider the account to 
be a resource for the SSI applicant and recipient. The respondents are 
applicants and recipients of SSI, and individuals who list themselves 
as joint owners of financial accounts with SSI applicants or 
recipients.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                      Average        Estimated
                                                     Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual
             Modality of collection                 respondents      response        response         burden
                                                                                     (minutes)        (hours)
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SSA-2574--Paper version.........................          50,000               1               7           5,833
Intranet version (MSSICS).......................         150,000               1               7          17,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         200,000  ..............  ..............          23,333
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    3. Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS)--20 CFR 416.110(e), 
416.1180-1182, 416.1225-1227--0960-0559. The SSI program encourages 
recipients to return to work. One of the program objectives is to 
provide incentives and opportunities that help recipients toward 
employment. The PASS provision allows individuals to use available 
income or resources (such as business equipment, education, or 
specialized training) to enter or re-enter the workforce and become 
self-supporting. In turn, SSA does not count the income or resources 
recipients use to fund a PASS when determining an individual's SSI 
eligibility or payment amount. An SSI recipient who wants to use 
available income and resources to obtain education or training to 
become self-supporting completes Form SSA-545. SSA uses the information 
from the SSA-545 to evaluate the recipient's PASS, and to determine 
eligibility under the provisions of the SSI program. The respondents 
are SSI recipients who want to develop a return-to-work plan.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of collection                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-545.....................................           7,000                1              120           14,000
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    4. Registration for Appointed Representative Services and Direct 
Payment--0960-0732. SSA uses Form SSA-1699 to register appointed 
representatives of claimants before SSA who:
     Want to register for direct payment of fees;
     Registered for direct payment of fees prior to 10/31/09, 
but need to update their information;
     Registered as appointed representatives on or after 10/31/
09, but need to update their information; or
     Received a notice from SSA instructing them to complete 
this form.
    By registering these individuals, SSA: (1) Authenticates and 
authorizes them to do business with us; (2) allows them to access our 
records for the claimants they represent; (3) facilitates direct 
payment of authorized fees to appointed representatives; and, (4) 
collects the information we need to meet Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
requirements to issue specific IRS forms if we pay an appointed 
representative in excess of a specific amount ($600). The respondents 
are appointed representatives who want to use Form SSA-1699 for any of 
the purposes cited in this Notice.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of collection                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-1699....................................          16,000                1               20            5,333
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    5. Certificate of Election for Reduced Widow(er)s and Surviving 
Divorced Spouse's Benefits--20 CFR 404.335--0960-0759. Section 202(q) 
of the Social Security Act provides SSA the authority to reduce 
benefits under certain conditions when elected by a Title II 
beneficiary. However, reduced benefits are not payable to an already 
entitled spouse (or divorced spouse) who:
     Is at least age 62 and under full retirement age in the 
month of the number holder's death; and
     Is receiving both reduced spouse's (or divorced spouse's) 
benefits and either retirement or disability benefits in the month 
before the month of the number holder's death.
    To elect reduced widow(er) benefits, a recipient completes Form 
SSA-4111. SSA uses the information collected to pay a qualified dually 
entitled widow(er) (or surviving divorced spouse) who elects to receive 
a reduced widow(er) benefit. The respondents are qualified dually 
entitled widow(er)s (or surviving divorced spouse) who elect to receive 
a reduced widow(er) benefit.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of collection                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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SSA-4111....................................          30,000                1                2            1,000
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    Dated: April 13, 2016.
Naomi R. Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-08869 Filed 4-15-16; 8:45 am]
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