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Download as PDF 48204 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, Section 103(b) Questionnaire— 0960–NEW. Background SSA pays monthly benefits to members of the public who qualify under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and who are eligible for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Some claimants who qualify for monthly payments under these programs are unable to manage their benefit payments. When SSA determines program participants incapable of managing or directing the management of their benefits, SSA sends the payments to a representative payee on the beneficiary’s behalf. The representative payee is a person or organization designated by SSA to manage OASDI or SSI payments to meet the individual’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Explanation of Proposed Information Collection Tool To help ensure that appointed representatives are acting in the best interests of the claimants whom they represent, Section 103(b) of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act (SPSSBA), Public Law 115–165, requires SSA to assess the administrative feasibility of improving information sharing with State agencies that provide Adult Protective Services about claimants with representative payees. Specifically, Section 103(b) of the SPSSBA asks us to evaluate the following: • The assessment of an individual’s need for a representative payee in connection with benefits to which the individual is entitled under Title II or Title XVI of the Social Security Act; and • Oversight of the individuals and organizations who are serving as representative payees. To conduct this evaluation, SSA created the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, Section 103(b) Questionnaire. The Questionnaire will assess the representative payee data available from each State and determine if the State is willing to share the data it collects. We will email this one-time questionnaire to State agencies or non-governmental entities that provide Adult Protective Services, and will let them know that participation in the questionnaire is voluntary. We estimate we will receive one response per respondent, with one respondent per agency completing the questionnaire on the agency’s behalf. Our goal is to complete this study by June 30, 2022, so we can submit the required report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate in accordance with the SPSSBA’s mandates. The Respondents are State agencies and nongovernmental entities that provide Adult Protective Services to disability claimants under our OASDI and SSI programs. Type of Request: This is a new information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average hourly wage (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Emailed Questionnaire ............................. 57 1 12 11 $12.15 $133.65 * We based this figure on average State Governmental Information Clerks hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data. ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the questionnaire. Date: September 9, 2019. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–19678 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2019–0037] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 one new collection. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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– 2019–0037]. The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will submit them to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 later than November 12, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD)—0960–NEW Background SSA is requesting clearance to collect data necessary to conduct a random assignment evaluation of volunteers in Ohio who enroll in Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD). SSA and Opportunities for Ohioan’s with Disabilities (OOD) will conduct the ODRD to test the effectiveness of providing direct referrals to vocational rehabilitation services for 18 and 19 year-olds who are, or may become, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients. The participants in the demonstration will be individuals ages 18 and 19 at the time of enrollment, who are either (1) applying for SSDI or SSI or (2) undergoing an age-18 redetermination of SSI eligibility. The ODRD is a joint effort by SSA and E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 48205 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices OOD’s Division of Disability Determination (DDD), and Ohio’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR). ODRD builds off other work by SSA exploring ways to improve the adult employment outcomes and financial independence for SSI recipients and SSI and SSDI applicants who are in the process of transitioning to adulthood. ODRD tests the effects of a direct referral to vocational rehabilitation services for individuals aged 18 or 19 who are in the process of applying for, or undergoing an evaluation to, retain SSDI benefits or SSI payments. We will use the data collected to answer the following questions: • What effect did the intervention have on receipt of Ohio’s BVR services? • What effect did the intervention have on employment outcomes, such as job placement and earnings? • What is the length of time from application to eligibility decision? • What general vocational rehabilitation outcomes did participants achieve? • What was the number of closed cases resulting in employment and what was the number of cases closed for other reasons? Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD) Project Currently, SSA is seeking OMB clearance for the data collection related to enrollment and evaluation of the ODRD. Using SSA claims records, which DDD will access to perform disability determinations for SSA, DDD will attempt to recruit at least 750 participants. As required under SSA’s demonstration authority, DDD will obtain signed, informed consent from individuals who want to participate in the demonstration. Recruitment for the ODRD will require two forms: (1) A new Invitation to Participate and Consent form, and (2) Form SSA–3288, Consent for Release of Information (OMB #0960 0566). ODD will send the new Invitation to Participate and Consent form to young adult disability recipients, whose claim we sent to the DDD for a continuing disability review, and applicants to see if they are interested in participating in the demonstration. The ODRD Invitation to Participate and Consent forms will meet the informed consent requirements in the Social Security Act (Act) and SSA regulations. Specifically, they include language explaining the study as well as potential Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Invitation to Participate and Consent Form ..................................................... 750 1 6 75 Dated: September 6, 2019. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. the Secretary of State’s announcement, which was July 22, 2019. Youmin Li, are effective on July 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary A. Parker, Acting Director, Office of Directives Management, Bureau of Administration. Ernesto Rivera, 202–485–2166. [FR Doc. 2019–19696 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2019–19709 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] Correction DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13846 of August 6, 2018; Correction Department of State Notice; correction. The Department of State published a document in the Federal Register of August 15, 2019, concerning ‘‘Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Order 13846 of August 6, 2018’’. The document contained an incorrect sanctions effective date. The imposed sanctions were effective on the date of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Secretary of State’s determination that Zhuhai Zhenrong has knowingly, on or after November 5, 2018, engaged in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petroleum or petroleum products from Iran, and the Secretary of State’s selection of certain sanctions to be imposed upon Zhuhai Zhenrong and DATES: AGENCY: ACTION: BILLING CODE 4710–24–P In the Federal Register of August 15, 2019, in FR Doc. 2019–17538, on page 41802, in the third column, correct the DATES caption to read: [Public Notice: 10876] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES benefits and harms. SSA will use administrative records systems and BVR data to evaluate the effect of the demonstration. This is a onetime collection of information, and there are no surveys or additional data collections for the ODRD. This collection is voluntary, and participation in this demonstration will have no impact on respondents’ disability determination, benefits, or SSI payments. In addition, participation in the ODRD is revocable at any time. SSA and OOD will remove participants who revoke consent from the demonstration. Upon notification of revocation of participation, SSA and OOD will no longer use, transmit, or request information about the participant who revoked participation in any ODRD data exchange or analysis. Participation in the ODRD will have no effect on DDD’s usual process for deciding eligibility for SSI payments or SSDI benefits. The respondents are individuals aged 18 or 19 who are in the process of applying for, or undergoing an evaluation, to obtain or retain SSDI benefits or SSI payments. Type of Request: This is a new information collection. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48204-48205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19696]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2019-0037]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 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 one new collection.
    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: [email protected]
(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: [email protected]

    Or you may submit your comments online through www.regulations.gov, 
referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2019-0037].
    The information collections below are pending at SSA. SSA will 
submit them 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 
November 12, 2019. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instruments by writing to the above email address.

Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD)--0960-NEW

Background

    SSA is requesting clearance to collect data necessary to conduct a 
random assignment evaluation of volunteers in Ohio who enroll in Ohio 
Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD). SSA and Opportunities for 
Ohioan's with Disabilities (OOD) will conduct the ODRD to test the 
effectiveness of providing direct referrals to vocational 
rehabilitation services for 18 and 19 year-olds who are, or may become, 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability 
Insurance (SSDI) recipients. The participants in the demonstration will 
be individuals ages 18 and 19 at the time of enrollment, who are either 
(1) applying for SSDI or SSI or (2) undergoing an age-18 
redetermination of SSI eligibility. The ODRD is a joint effort by SSA 
and

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OOD's Division of Disability Determination (DDD), and Ohio's Bureau of 
Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR). ODRD builds off other work by SSA 
exploring ways to improve the adult employment outcomes and financial 
independence for SSI recipients and SSI and SSDI applicants who are in 
the process of transitioning to adulthood. ODRD tests the effects of a 
direct referral to vocational rehabilitation services for individuals 
aged 18 or 19 who are in the process of applying for, or undergoing an 
evaluation to, retain SSDI benefits or SSI payments. We will use the 
data collected to answer the following questions:
     What effect did the intervention have on receipt of Ohio's 
BVR services?
     What effect did the intervention have on employment 
outcomes, such as job placement and earnings?
     What is the length of time from application to eligibility 
decision?
     What general vocational rehabilitation outcomes did 
participants achieve?
     What was the number of closed cases resulting in 
employment and what was the number of cases closed for other reasons?

Ohio Direct Referral Demonstration (ODRD) Project

    Currently, SSA is seeking OMB clearance for the data collection 
related to enrollment and evaluation of the ODRD. Using SSA claims 
records, which DDD will access to perform disability determinations for 
SSA, DDD will attempt to recruit at least 750 participants.
    As required under SSA's demonstration authority, DDD will obtain 
signed, informed consent from individuals who want to participate in 
the demonstration. Recruitment for the ODRD will require two forms: (1) 
A new Invitation to Participate and Consent form, and (2) Form SSA-
3288, Consent for Release of Information (OMB #0960 0566). ODD will 
send the new Invitation to Participate and Consent form to young adult 
disability recipients, whose claim we sent to the DDD for a continuing 
disability review, and applicants to see if they are interested in 
participating in the demonstration. The ODRD Invitation to Participate 
and Consent forms will meet the informed consent requirements in the 
Social Security Act (Act) and SSA regulations. Specifically, they 
include language explaining the study as well as potential benefits and 
harms. SSA will use administrative records systems and BVR data to 
evaluate the effect of the demonstration.
    This is a onetime collection of information, and there are no 
surveys or additional data collections for the ODRD. This collection is 
voluntary, and participation in this demonstration will have no impact 
on respondents' disability determination, benefits, or SSI payments. In 
addition, participation in the ODRD is revocable at any time. SSA and 
OOD will remove participants who revoke consent from the demonstration. 
Upon notification of revocation of participation, SSA and OOD will no 
longer use, transmit, or request information about the participant who 
revoked participation in any ODRD data exchange or analysis. 
Participation in the ODRD will have no effect on DDD's usual process 
for deciding eligibility for SSI payments or SSDI benefits.
    The respondents are individuals aged 18 or 19 who are in the 
process of applying for, or undergoing an evaluation, to obtain or 
retain SSDI benefits or SSI payments.
    Type of Request: This is a new information collection.

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                                                                                 Average burden  Estimated total
           Modality of completion                Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden
                                                respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)
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Invitation to Participate and Consent Form..             750                1                6               75
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    Dated: September 6, 2019.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
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