Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives in 2017, 2435 [2017-00136]

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Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–00099 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. SSA–2016–0063] Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives in 2017 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:14 Jan 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 ACTION: Notice. We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 406(d) and 1383(d)(2)(C), is 6.3 percent for 2017. SUMMARY: 2435 will continue to review our costs for these services on a yearly basis. Michelle King, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management. [FR Doc. 2017–00136 Filed 1–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Blair, Associate General Counsel for Program Law, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. Phone: (410) 965–3157, email Jeff.Blair@ ssa.gov. A claimant may appoint a qualified individual as a representative to act on his or her behalf in matters before the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the claimant is entitled to past-due benefits and was represented either by an attorney or by a non-attorney representative who has met certain prerequisites, the Act provides that we may withhold up to 25 percent of the past-due benefits and use that money to pay the representative’s approved fee directly to the representative. When we pay the representative’s fee directly to the representative, we must collect from that fee payment an assessment to recover the costs we incur in determining and paying representatives’ fees. The Act provides that the assessment we collect will be the lesser of two amounts: A specified dollar limit; or the amount determined by multiplying the fee we are paying by the assessment percentage rate. (Sections 206(d), 206(e), and 1631(d)(2) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 406(d), 406(e), and 1383(d)(2).) The Act initially set the dollar limit at $75 in 2004 and provides that the limit will be adjusted annually based on changes in the cost-of-living. (Sections 206(d)(2)(A) and 1631(d)(2)(C)(ii)(I) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 406(d)(2)(A) and 1383(d)(2)(C)(ii)(I).) The maximum dollar limit for the assessment currently is $91, as we announced in the Federal Register on October 27, 2016 (81 FR 74854). The Act requires us each year to set the assessment percentage rate at the lesser of 6.3 percent or the percentage rate necessary to achieve full recovery of the costs we incur to determine and pay representatives’ fees. (Sections 206(d)(2)(B)(ii) and 1631(d)(2)(C)(ii)(II) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 406(d)(2)(B)(ii) and 1383(d)(2)(C)(ii)(II).) Based on the best available data, we have determined that the current rate of 6.3 percent will continue for 2017. We SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Tenth RTCA SC–229 406 MHz ELT Plenary Joint with WG–98 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Tenth RTCA SC–229 406 MHz ELT Plenary Joint with WG–98. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Tenth RTCA SC–229 406 MHz ELT Plenary Joint with WG–98. DATES: The meeting will be held March 14–17, 2017 09:00 a.m.–05:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: RTCA Headquarters, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036. 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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2016-0063]


Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives 
in 2017

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are announcing that the assessment percentage rate under 
sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (Act), 42 
U.S.C. 406(d) and 1383(d)(2)(C), is 6.3 percent for 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Blair, Associate General 
Counsel for Program Law, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security 
Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. 
Phone: (410) 965-3157, email Jeff.Blair@ssa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A claimant may appoint a qualified 
individual as a representative to act on his or her behalf in matters 
before the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the claimant is 
entitled to past-due benefits and was represented either by an attorney 
or by a non-attorney representative who has met certain prerequisites, 
the Act provides that we may withhold up to 25 percent of the past-due 
benefits and use that money to pay the representative's approved fee 
directly to the representative.
    When we pay the representative's fee directly to the 
representative, we must collect from that fee payment an assessment to 
recover the costs we incur in determining and paying representatives' 
fees. The Act provides that the assessment we collect will be the 
lesser of two amounts: A specified dollar limit; or the amount 
determined by multiplying the fee we are paying by the assessment 
percentage rate. (Sections 206(d), 206(e), and 1631(d)(2) of the Act, 
42 U.S.C. 406(d), 406(e), and 1383(d)(2).)
    The Act initially set the dollar limit at $75 in 2004 and provides 
that the limit will be adjusted annually based on changes in the cost-
of-living. (Sections 206(d)(2)(A) and 1631(d)(2)(C)(ii)(I) of the Act, 
42 U.S.C. 406(d)(2)(A) and 1383(d)(2)(C)(ii)(I).) The maximum dollar 
limit for the assessment currently is $91, as we announced in the 
Federal Register on October 27, 2016 (81 FR 74854).
    The Act requires us each year to set the assessment percentage rate 
at the lesser of 6.3 percent or the percentage rate necessary to 
achieve full recovery of the costs we incur to determine and pay 
representatives' fees. (Sections 206(d)(2)(B)(ii) and 
1631(d)(2)(C)(ii)(II) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 406(d)(2)(B)(ii) and 
1383(d)(2)(C)(ii)(II).)
    Based on the best available data, we have determined that the 
current rate of 6.3 percent will continue for 2017. We will continue to 
review our costs for these services on a yearly basis.

Michelle King,
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality, and 
Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-00136 Filed 1-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4191-02-P