Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 51540-51542 [2020-18290]

Download as PDF 51540 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Dated: August 17, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–18306 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2020–0040] 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– 2020–0040]. 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 October 19, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection Number of respondents Modality of completion Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) instrument by writing to the above email address. Medical Permit Parking Application— 41 CFR 102–71.20 & 102–74.305—0960– 0624. SSA employees and contractors with a qualifying medical condition who park at SSA-owned and leased facilities may apply to receive a medical parking permit. SSA uses three forms for this program: (1) SSA–3192, the Application and Statement, which an individual completes when first applying for the medical parking space; (2) SSA–3193, the Physician’s Report, which the applicant’s physician completes to verify the medical condition; and (3) SSA–3194, Renewal Certification, which medical parking permit holders complete to verify their continued need for the permit. The respondents are SSA employees and contractors seeking medical parking permits and their physicians. Note: Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is only for SSA contractors, and physicians (of both SSA employees and contractors). Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–3192 ................................................ SSA–3193 ................................................ SSA–3194 ................................................ 390 465 82 1 1 1 30 90 5 195 698 7 ** $44.07 * 44.07 * 44.07 ** $8,594 ** 30,761 ** 308 Totals ................................................ 937 ........................ ........................ 900 ........................ ** 39,663 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on averaging the average of Office Physicians and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm) & (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131111.htm). ** 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 application. II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection 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 September 21, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Internet Representative Payee Accounting, My Representative Payee Accounting, Representative Payee Report-Adult, Representative Payee Report-Child, and Representative Payee Report-Organizational Representative Payees—20 CFR 404.2035, 404.2065, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 416.635, and 416.665—0960–0068. When SSA determines it is not in an Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient’s best interest to receive Social Security payments directly, the agency will designate a representative payee for the recipient. The representative payee can be: (1) A family member; (2) a nonfamily member who is a private citizen and is acquainted with the beneficiary; (3) an organization; (4) a state or local government agency; or (5) a business. In the capacity of representative payee, the person or organization receives the SSA recipient’s payments directly and manages these payments. As part of its stewardship mandate, SSA must ensure PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the representative payees are properly using the payments they receive for the recipients they represent. The agency annually collects the information necessary to make this assessment using Form SSA–623, Representative Payee Report-Adult; Form SSA–6230, Representative Payee Report-Child; Form SSA–6234, Representative Payee Report-Organizational Representative Payees; and through the electronic internet applications, internet Representative Payee Accounting (iRPA) & My Representative Payee Accounting (MyRPA). The respondents are representative payees of OASDI and SSI recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51541 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Modality of completion SSA–623 .................. SSA–6230 ................ SSA–6234 ................ iRPA + ...................... myRPA + .................. Totals ................ Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) 1 1 1 1 1 ........................ 15 15 15 15 15 ........................ Number of respondents 1,086,152 97,196 497,505 290,253 70,021 2,041,127 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** * $10.22 * 10.22 * 10.22 * 10.22 * 10.22 ........................ ** 24 ** 24 ** 24 ........................ ........................ ........................ Estimated total annual burden (hours) 271,538 24,299 124,376 72,563 17,505 510,281 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** *** $7,215,310 *** 645,669 *** 3,304,92 *** 741,594 *** 178,901 *** 12,086,397 + All forms (SSA–623, SSA–6230, & SSA–6234) can also be accessed via the internet platforms, iRPA and myRPA. * We based these figures on average DI hourly wages based on SSA’s current FY 2020 data https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information 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 application. these beneficiaries to report events that may cause a reduction, termination, or suspension of their benefits. SSA collects such information on Forms SSA–1383 and SSA–1383–FC to determine if the changes or events the student beneficiaries report will affect their continuing entitlement to SSA 2. Student Reporting Form—20 CFR 404.352(b)(2), 404.367, 404.368, 404.415, 404.434, & 422.135—0960– 0088. To qualify for Social Security Title II student benefits, student beneficiaries must be in full-time attendance status at an educational institution. In addition, SSA requires Modality of completion Number of respondents Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) benefits. SSA also uses the SSA–1383 and SSA–1383–FC to calculate the correct benefit amounts for student beneficiaries. The respondents are Social Security Title II student beneficiaries. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–1383 .................... SSA–1383–FC ............. 75,000 805 1 1 6 6 7,500 81 * $7.25 * 7.25 ** 24 ** 24 *** $271,875 *** 2,922 Totals .................... 75,805 ........................ ........................ 7,581 ........................ ........................ *** 274,797 * We based this figure on the Federal minimum hourly wage, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/ minimum-wage/2019/home.htm). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information 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 application. 3. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire—0960–0395. SSA collects information on Form SSA–150 to determine which formula to use in computing the Social Security benefit for someone who receives a pension from employment not covered by Social Security. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) requires use of a benefit formula replacing a smaller percentage of a worker’s pre-retirement earnings. However, the resulting amount jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–150 ...................... cannot show a difference in the benefit computed using the modified and regular formulas greater than one-half the amount of the pension received in the first month an individual is entitled to both the pension and the Social Security benefit. The SSA–150 collects the information needed to make the necessary benefit computations. SSA requires the respondents to furnish the information on Form SSA–150 so we can calculate their benefits using the Frequency of response 21,540 Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 8 2,872 data they supply. SSA calculates the benefits of applicants who do not respond to this questionnaire using the full WEP reduction. SSA employees collect this information once from applicants at the time they file their claim. The respondents are applicants for old-age and disability benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * * $10.73 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** ** 24 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** *** $123,267 * We based this figure on average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2020 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information 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 application. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51542 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices 4. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1574(a)— 0960–0483. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and SSI recipients qualify for payments when a verified physical or mental impairment prevents them from working. If disability claimants attempt to return to work after receiving payments, but are unable to continue working, they submit Form SSA–3033, Employee Work Activity Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA also uses this form to evaluate unsuccessful subsidy work and determine applicants’ continuing eligibility for disability Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–3033 ................................................ Frequency of response 15,000 Average burden per response (minutes) 1 payments. The respondents are employers of SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who unsuccessfully attempted to return to work. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) 15 3,750 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * * $59.15 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** ** $221,813 * We based this figure on average general and operations manager’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes111021.htm). ** 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 application. 5. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting—0960–0771. Sheltered workshops are private non-profit organizations, or institutions, that implement a recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped workers, or provide such workers with remunerative employment, or other occupational rehabilitating activity of an Modality of completion Number of respondents Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting ....... educational or therapeutic nature. Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by reporting monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA uses the information these workshops provide to verify and post monthly wages to SSI recipient’s records. Most workshops report monthly wage totals to their local SSA office so we can adjust the client’s Frequency of response 800 12 Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 9,600 SSI payment amount in a timely manner, and prevent overpayments. Sheltered workshops are motivated to report wages voluntarily as a service to their clients. Respondents are sheltered workshops that report monthly wages for services performed in the workshop. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * 15 2,400 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** * $19.31 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** ** $46,344 * We based this figure on average Rehabilitation Counselors hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/ oes/current/oes211015.htm). ** 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 application. Dated: August 17, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–18290 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice:11187] Cultural Property Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Department of State. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: We are issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. DATES: The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) will meet October 27–29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 (EDT). CPAC will hold an open session on October 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). It will last approximately one hour. Participation: You may participate in the open session by videoconference. To participate, visit http:// culturalheritage.state.gov for information on how to access the meeting. Please submit any request for reasonable accommodation not later than October 20, 2020, by contacting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at culprop@state.gov. It may not be possible to accommodate requests made after that date. Comments: The Committee will review your written comment if it is received by October 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). You are not required to submit a written comment in order to make an oral comment in the open session. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held by videoconference. Written Comments: You may submit written comments in two ways, depending on whether they contain privileged or confidential information: D Electronic Comments: For ordinary comments, please use http:// www.regulations.gov, enter the docket [DOS–2020–0036] and follow the prompts to submit your comments. D Email Comments: For comments that contain privileged or confidential information (within the meaning of 19 U.S.C. 2605(i)(1)), please email submissions to culprop@state.gov. Include ‘‘Nigeria’’ and/or ‘‘Greece’’ in the subject line. ADDRESSES: For general questions concerning the meeting, contact Allison Davis, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs— Cultural Heritage Center, by phone FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2020-0040]


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: [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-2020-0040].
    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 
October 19, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection 
instrument by writing to the above email address.
    Medical Permit Parking Application--41 CFR 102-71.20 & 102-74.305--
0960-0624. SSA employees and contractors with a qualifying medical 
condition who park at SSA-owned and leased facilities may apply to 
receive a medical parking permit. SSA uses three forms for this 
program: (1) SSA-3192, the Application and Statement, which an 
individual completes when first applying for the medical parking space; 
(2) SSA-3193, the Physician's Report, which the applicant's physician 
completes to verify the medical condition; and (3) SSA-3194, Renewal 
Certification, which medical parking permit holders complete to verify 
their continued need for the permit. The respondents are SSA employees 
and contractors seeking medical parking permits and their physicians.

    Note: Because SSA employees are Federal workers exempt from the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the burden below is 
only for SSA contractors, and physicians (of both SSA employees and 
contractors).

    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                              Average        Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of     burden per     total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        response         burden          amount           cost
                                                                                             (minutes)        (hours)       (dollars) *    (dollars) **
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SSA-3192................................................             390               1              30             195       ** $44.07       ** $8,594
SSA-3193................................................             465               1              90             698         * 44.07       ** 30,761
SSA-3194................................................              82               1               5               7         * 44.07          ** 308
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    Totals..............................................             937  ..............  ..............             900  ..............       ** 39,663
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* We based this figure on averaging the average of Office Physicians and Executive Branch Management Analysts hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of
  Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm) & (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131111.htm).
** 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 application.

    II. SSA submitted the information collection below to OMB for 
clearance. Your comments regarding this information collection 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 September 21, 2020. Individuals can obtain copies of the 
OMB clearance package by writing to [email protected].
    1. Internet Representative Payee Accounting, My Representative 
Payee Accounting, Representative Payee Report-Adult, Representative 
Payee Report-Child, and Representative Payee Report-Organizational 
Representative Payees--20 CFR 404.2035, 404.2065, 416.635, and 
416.665--0960-0068. When SSA determines it is not in an Old-Age, 
Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) or Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) recipient's best interest to receive Social Security 
payments directly, the agency will designate a representative payee for 
the recipient. The representative payee can be: (1) A family member; 
(2) a non-family member who is a private citizen and is acquainted with 
the beneficiary; (3) an organization; (4) a state or local government 
agency; or (5) a business. In the capacity of representative payee, the 
person or organization receives the SSA recipient's payments directly 
and manages these payments. As part of its stewardship mandate, SSA 
must ensure the representative payees are properly using the payments 
they receive for the recipients they represent. The agency annually 
collects the information necessary to make this assessment using Form 
SSA-623, Representative Payee Report-Adult; Form SSA-6230, 
Representative Payee Report-Child;
    Form SSA-6234, Representative Payee Report-Organizational 
Representative Payees; and through the electronic internet 
applications, internet Representative Payee Accounting (iRPA) & My 
Representative Payee Accounting (MyRPA). The respondents are 
representative payees of OASDI and SSI recipients.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                            Average
                                                                        Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Average wait     Total annual
        Modality of completion             Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost    time in field  opportunity cost
                                          respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          office        (dollars) ***
                                                                                                          (dollars) *    (minutes) **
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SSA-623...............................       1,086,152               1              15         271,538        * $10.22           ** 24    *** $7,215,310
SSA-6230..............................          97,196               1              15          24,299         * 10.22           ** 24       *** 645,669
SSA-6234..............................         497,505               1              15         124,376         * 10.22           ** 24      *** 3,304,92
iRPA +................................         290,253               1              15          72,563         * 10.22  ..............       *** 741,594
myRPA +...............................          70,021               1              15          17,505         * 10.22  ..............       *** 178,901
    Totals............................       2,041,127  ..............  ..............         510,281  ..............  ..............    *** 12,086,397
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+ All forms (SSA-623, SSA-6230, & SSA-6234) can also be accessed via the internet platforms, iRPA and myRPA.
* We based these figures on average DI hourly wages based on SSA's current FY 2020 data https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information 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 application.

    2. Student Reporting Form--20 CFR 404.352(b)(2), 404.367, 404.368, 
404.415, 404.434, & 422.135--0960-0088. To qualify for Social Security 
Title II student benefits, student beneficiaries must be in full-time 
attendance status at an educational institution. In addition, SSA 
requires these beneficiaries to report events that may cause a 
reduction, termination, or suspension of their benefits. SSA collects 
such information on Forms SSA-1383 and SSA-1383-FC to determine if the 
changes or events the student beneficiaries report will affect their 
continuing entitlement to SSA benefits. SSA also uses the SSA-1383 and 
SSA-1383-FC to calculate the correct benefit amounts for student 
beneficiaries. The respondents are Social Security Title II student 
beneficiaries.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average
                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Average wait    Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost    time in field    opportunity
                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          office      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                            (dollars) *    (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-1383................................          75,000               1               6           7,500         * $7.25           ** 24    *** $271,875
SSA-1383-FC.............................             805               1               6              81          * 7.25           ** 24       *** 2,922
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    Totals..............................          75,805  ..............  ..............           7,581  ..............  ..............     *** 274,797
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* We based this figure on the Federal minimum hourly wage, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2019/home.htm).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information 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 application.

    3. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire--0960-0395. SSA collects 
information on Form SSA-150 to determine which formula to use in 
computing the Social Security benefit for someone who receives a 
pension from employment not covered by Social Security. The Windfall 
Elimination Provision (WEP) requires use of a benefit formula replacing 
a smaller percentage of a worker's pre-retirement earnings. However, 
the resulting amount cannot show a difference in the benefit computed 
using the modified and regular formulas greater than one-half the 
amount of the pension received in the first month an individual is 
entitled to both the pension and the Social Security benefit. The SSA-
150 collects the information needed to make the necessary benefit 
computations. SSA requires the respondents to furnish the information 
on Form SSA-150 so we can calculate their benefits using the data they 
supply. SSA calculates the benefits of applicants who do not respond to 
this questionnaire using the full WEP reduction. SSA employees collect 
this information once from applicants at the time they file their 
claim. The respondents are applicants for old-age and disability 
benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average
                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Average wait    Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost    time in field    opportunity
                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          office      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                            (dollars) *    (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-150.................................          21,540               1               8           2,872        * $10.73           ** 24    *** $123,267
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* We based this figure on average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2020 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA's current management information 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 application.


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    4. Employee Work Activity Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1574(a)--0960-
0483. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and SSI 
recipients qualify for payments when a verified physical or mental 
impairment prevents them from working. If disability claimants attempt 
to return to work after receiving payments, but are unable to continue 
working, they submit Form SSA-3033, Employee Work Activity 
Questionnaire, so SSA can evaluate their work attempt. SSA also uses 
this form to evaluate unsuccessful subsidy work and determine 
applicants' continuing eligibility for disability payments. The 
respondents are employers of SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who 
unsuccessfully attempted to return to work.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Total annual
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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SSA-3033................................................          15,000               1              15           3,750        * $59.15     ** $221,813
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* We based this figure on average general and operations manager's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes111021.htm).
** 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 application.

    5. Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting--0960-0771. Sheltered 
workshops are private non-profit organizations, or institutions, that 
implement a recognized program of rehabilitation for handicapped 
workers, or provide such workers with remunerative employment, or other 
occupational rehabilitating activity of an educational or therapeutic 
nature. Sheltered workshops perform a service for their clients by 
reporting monthly wages directly to SSA. SSA uses the information these 
workshops provide to verify and post monthly wages to SSI recipient's 
records. Most workshops report monthly wage totals to their local SSA 
office so we can adjust the client's SSI payment amount in a timely 
manner, and prevent overpayments. Sheltered workshops are motivated to 
report wages voluntarily as a service to their clients. Respondents are 
sheltered workshops that report monthly wages for services performed in 
the workshop.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                              Average
                                                                          Average burden     Estimated      theoretical    Average wait    Total annual
         Modality of completion              Number of     Frequency of    per response    total annual     hourly cost    time in field    opportunity
                                            respondents      response        (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount          office      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                            (dollars) *    (minutes) **         ***
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Sheltered Workshop Wage Reporting.......             800              12           9,600              15           2,400        * $19.31      ** $46,344
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* We based this figure on average Rehabilitation Counselors hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211015.htm).
** 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 application.


    Dated: August 17, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-18290 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]
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