Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request, 51536-51540 [2020-18306]

Download as PDF 51536 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Percent [Docket No SSA–2020–0043] Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.500 1.250 6.000 3.000 2.750 2.750 3.000 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16588 6 and for economic injury is 16589 0. The State which received an EIDL Declaration # is Florida. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Jovita Carranza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–18246 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–783 ...................... SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 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, Frequency of response 2,352 Average burden per response (minutes) 1 Estimated total annual burden (hours) 15 588 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– 2020–0043]. 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. Statement Regarding Contributions— 20 CFR 404.360—404.366 and 404.736—0960–0020. SSA uses Form SSA–783 to collect information regarding a child’s current sources of support when determining the child’s entitlement to Social Security benefits. We request this information from adults acting on behalf of the child claimants who can provide SSA with any sources of support or substantial contributions for the child. These adults inform the claims representative as part of the initial benefits process. If the individual capable of providing the information does not accompany the child claimant, we mail the SSA–783 to the individual for completion, or if the person has access to a computer, we will refer them to SSA’s website. The respondents are individuals providing information about a child’s sources of support. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * * $25.72 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** ** 24 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** *** $39,326 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on the average hourly wage for all occupations in May 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000). ** 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 package by writing to OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Marriage Certification—20 CFR 404.725—0960–0009. Sections 202(b) and 202(c) of the Social Security Act (Act) stipulate that every spouse of an individual entitled to Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits is entitled to a spouse benefit if the wife or husband, in addition to meeting the entitlement PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements, meets the relationship criteria in Section 216(h)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. SSA uses Form SSA–3 to determine if a spouse claimant has the necessary relationship to the Social Security number holder (i.e., the worker) to qualify for the worker’s OASDI benefits. The respondents are applicants for spouse’s OASDI benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51537 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–3 .......................... Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response 62,342 1 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) 5 5,195 * $25.72 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** ** 24 *** $774,995 * We based this figure on average U.S. citizen’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes_stru.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. 2. Farm Arrangement Questionnaire— 20 CFR 404.1082(c)—0960–0064. When self-employed workers submit earnings data to SSA, they cannot count rental income from a farm unless they demonstrate ‘‘material participation’’ in the farm’s operation. A material participation arrangement means the Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–7157 .................... renting farmland to others, are involved in the operation of the farm, and want to claim countable income from work they perform relating to the farm. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. farm owners must perform a combination of physical duties, management decisions, and capital investment in the farm they are renting out. SSA uses Form SSA–7157, the Farm Arrangement Questionnaire, to document material participation. The respondents are workers who are Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response 662 1 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) 30 331 *$25.25 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** **24 ***$15,049 * We based this figure on average Farmer’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes451011.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. Advanced Notice of Termination of Child’s Benefits & Student’s Statement Regarding School Attendance—20 CFR 404.350–404.352, 404.367–404.368— 0960–0105. SSA collects information on Forms SSA–1372–BK and SSA–1372– BK–FC to determine whether children of an insured worked meet the Modality of completion Number of respondents jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SSA–1372–BK: SSA–1372–BK (students) .......... SSA–1372–BK State/Local/Tribal Government (school officals) SSA–1372–BK (representative payees) .............. Totals ............. SSA–1372–BK–FC: SSA–1372–BK–FC (students) .......... SSA–1372–BK–FC State/Local/Tribal Government (school officals) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 eligibility requirements for student benefits. The data we collect allows SSA to determine student entitlement, and assess whether to terminate benefits. SSA uses the SSA–1372–BK for domestic student claimants and the SSA–1372–BK–FC for student claimants living and attending school outside the Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) United States. The respondents are student claimants for Social Security benefits, their respective schools and, in some cases, their representative payees. 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) *** 233,179 1 8 31,091 *$7.86 **24 ***$317,750 209,861 1 3 10,493 * 47.54 0 *** 498,837 23,318 1 3 1,166 25.72 0 *** 29,990 466,358 ........................ ........................ 42,750 ........................ ........................ *** 846,577 746 1 8 99 * 7.86 ** 24 *** 743 671 1 3 37 * 47.54 0 *** 1,759 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51538 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents SSA–1372–BK–FC (representative payees) .............. Totals ............. Grand Total: Grand Total .... Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** 75 1 3 4 25.72 0 *** 103 1,492 ........................ ........................ 136 ........................ ........................ *** 2,605 467,850 ........................ ........................ 42,886 ........................ ........................ *** 849,182 * We based these figures on average DI hourly wages for single students based on SSA’s current FY 2020 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf); on the average School Worker’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/ oes/current/oes_nat.htm), and on average U.S. citizen’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/ current/oes231011.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. 4. Claimant’s Work Background—20 CFR 404.1512(a); 404.1520(a)(4); 404.1565(b); 416.912(a); 416.920(a)(4); 416.965(b)—0960–0300. Sections 205(a) and 1631(e) of the Act provide the Commissioner of Social Security with the authority to establish procedures for determining if a claimant is entitled to disability benefits. The administrative law judge (ALJ) may ask individuals to provide background information on Form HA–4633 about work they performed in the past 15 years. When a Modality of completion Number of respondents claimant requests a hearing before an ALJ to establish an entitlement to disability benefits, the ALJ may request that the claimant provide a work history to assist the ALJ in fully inquiring into issues related to the disability. The ALJ uses the information collected from the claimants on Form HA–4633 to: (1) Identify the claimant’s relevant work history; (2) decide if SSA requires expert vocational testimony and, if so, have a vocational expert available to testify during the hearing; and (3) Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) provide a reference for the ALJ to discuss the claimant’s work history. The ALJ makes the completed Form HA– 4633 part of the documentary evidence of record. The respondents are claimants for disability benefits under Title II or Title XVI who requested a hearing before an ALJ after SSA denied their application for disability payments. 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) *** HA–4633—PDF/paper version ...................... Electronic Records Express Submissions ... 53,200 1 15 13,300 * $10.73 ** 24 *** $371,043 136,800 1 15 34,200 * 25.72 0 *** 879,624 Totals .................... 190,000 ........................ ........................ 47,500 ........................ ........................ *** 1,250,667 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based these figures on average DI hourly wages based on SSA’s current FY 2020 SSI data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/ 2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf), and on average U.S. citizen’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.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. 5. Social Security Administration Eligible Non-Attorney Representative— 20 CFR 404.1717, 404.1745–404.1799, 416.1517, and 416.1545–416.1599— 0960–0699. Section 3 of the Social Security Disability Applicants Access to Professional Representation Act (PRA) of 2010, Public Law 111–142, permanently extends the direct payment provision of Section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act (SSPA) of 2004, Public Law 108–203. The PRA permits VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 SSA to extend direct payment of approved fees from claimants’ past-due benefits to certain non-attorney representatives. Prior to the enactment of the SSPA and PRA, only attorneys could receive direct payment of SSAapproved fees. Under the PRA, nonattorneys must meet certain prerequisites to be eligible for direct payment of fees. These prerequisites include: (1) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 education, or four years of relevant professional experience and a high school diploma or General Education Development certificate; (2) passing a written examination administered by SSA testing the knowledge of relevant provisions of the Act under Titles II and XVI; (3) securing and maintaining continuous professional liability insurance, or equivalent, to protect claimants from malpractice; (4) passing a criminal background check; (5) E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51539 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices demonstrating ongoing completion of continuing education courses. The PRA requires SSA to collect the information needed to determine if applicants have satisfied these prerequisites. SSA uses the information we collect on Form SSA–1691 to determine whether an applicant has fulfilled the statutory prerequisites and regulatory Modality of completion Number of respondents New Respondents— Paper Application (complete and submit)— 404.1717(b)&(c); 416.1517(b)&(c) ........ New Respondents Examination— 404.1717(a)(5); 416.1517(a)(5) .......... New Respondents— Submission of proof of Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Qualifications— 404.1717(a)(3); 416.1517(a)(3) .......... New and Existing Respondents—CE Submission via email/ mail/or FAX of training courses taken as prescribed by SSA— 404.1717(a)(7); 416.1517(a)(7) .......... New and Existing Respondents—Proof of Continuous Professional or Business Liability Insurance Coverage (Scan and Email)— 404.1717(a)(6); 416.1517(a)(6) .......... New and Existing Respondents—Proof of Continuous Professional or Business Liability Insurance Coverage (Copy and Mail)— 404.1717(a)(6); 416.1517(a)(6) .......... New and Existing Respondents—Written Protests— 404.1717(d); 416.1517(d) .............. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Totals .................... requirements as listed above. To verify this information, we also request the five required items listed above from each new applicant, and we request items #3 and #5 from all non-attorney representatives (new and existing) on a yearly basis. Every year, SSA evaluates the applications, conducts verification investigations, and issues Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) recommendations regarding applicants’ eligibility to sit for the examination and eligibility to receive direct payment. The respondents are non-attorneys who want to receive direct payment of their fees for representational services before SSA. 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) *** 468 1 45 351 * $26.45 ** 24 *** $14,230 460 1 120 920 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 29,201 458 1 10 76 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 6,851 1,374 1 20 458 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 26,662 1,099 1 10 183 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 45,547 275 1 15 69 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 4,735 45 1 45 34 * 26.45 ** 24 *** 1,375 4,179 ........................ ........................ 2,091 ........................ ........................ *** 128,511 * We based this figures on average Paralegal’s hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes_nat.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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 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

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No SSA-2020-0043]


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-2020-0043].
    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.
    Statement Regarding Contributions--20 CFR 404.360--404.366 and 
404.736--0960-0020. SSA uses Form SSA-783 to collect information 
regarding a child's current sources of support when determining the 
child's entitlement to Social Security benefits. We request this 
information from adults acting on behalf of the child claimants who can 
provide SSA with any sources of support or substantial contributions 
for the child. These adults inform the claims representative as part of 
the initial benefits process. If the individual capable of providing 
the information does not accompany the child claimant, we mail the SSA-
783 to the individual for completion, or if the person has access to a 
computer, we will refer them to SSA's website. The respondents are 
individuals providing information about a child's sources of support.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                          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)
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SSA-783.................................           2,352               1              15             588        * $25.72           ** 24     *** $39,326
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* We based this figure on the average hourly wage for all occupations in May 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** 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.

    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. Marriage Certification--20 CFR 404.725--0960-0009. Sections 
202(b) and 202(c) of the Social Security Act (Act) stipulate that every 
spouse of an individual entitled to Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability 
Insurance (OASDI) benefits is entitled to a spouse benefit if the wife 
or husband, in addition to meeting the entitlement requirements, meets 
the relationship criteria in Section 216(h)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act. 
SSA uses Form SSA-3 to determine if a spouse claimant has the necessary 
relationship to the Social Security number holder (i.e., the worker) to 
qualify for the worker's OASDI benefits. The respondents are applicants 
for spouse's OASDI 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-3...................................          62,342               1               5           5,195        * $25.72           ** 24    *** $774,995
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* We based this figure on average U.S. citizen's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.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.

    2. Farm Arrangement Questionnaire--20 CFR 404.1082(c)--0960-0064. 
When self-employed workers submit earnings data to SSA, they cannot 
count rental income from a farm unless they demonstrate ``material 
participation'' in the farm's operation. A material participation 
arrangement means the farm owners must perform a combination of 
physical duties, management decisions, and capital investment in the 
farm they are renting out. SSA uses Form SSA-7157, the Farm Arrangement 
Questionnaire, to document material participation. The respondents are 
workers who are renting farmland to others, are involved in the 
operation of the farm, and want to claim countable income from work 
they perform relating to the farm.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                          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-7157................................             662               1              30             331         *$25.25            **24      ***$15,049
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* We based this figure on average Farmer's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes451011.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. Advanced Notice of Termination of Child's Benefits & Student's 
Statement Regarding School Attendance--20 CFR 404.350-404.352, 404.367-
404.368--0960-0105. SSA collects information on Forms SSA-1372-BK and 
SSA-1372-BK-FC to determine whether children of an insured worked meet 
the eligibility requirements for student benefits. The data we collect 
allows SSA to determine student entitlement, and assess whether to 
terminate benefits. SSA uses the SSA-1372-BK for domestic student 
claimants and the SSA-1372-BK-FC for student claimants living and 
attending school outside the United States. The respondents are student 
claimants for Social Security benefits, their respective schools and, 
in some cases, their representative payees.
    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-1372-BK:
    SSA-1372-BK (students)..............         233,179               1               8          31,091          *$7.86            **24     ***$317,750
    SSA-1372-BK State/Local/Tribal               209,861               1               3          10,493         * 47.54               0     *** 498,837
     Government (school officals).......
    SSA-1372-BK (representative payees).          23,318               1               3           1,166           25.72               0      *** 29,990
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        Totals..........................         466,358  ..............  ..............          42,750  ..............  ..............     *** 846,577
SSA-1372-BK-FC:
    SSA-1372-BK-FC (students)...........             746               1               8              99          * 7.86           ** 24         *** 743
    SSA-1372-BK-FC State/Local/Tribal                671               1               3              37         * 47.54               0       *** 1,759
     Government (school officals).......

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    SSA-1372-BK-FC (representative                    75               1               3               4           25.72               0         *** 103
     payees)............................
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        Totals..........................           1,492  ..............  ..............             136  ..............  ..............       *** 2,605
Grand Total:
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            Grand Total.................         467,850  ..............  ..............          42,886  ..............  ..............     *** 849,182
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* We based these figures on average DI hourly wages for single students based on SSA's current FY 2020 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf); on the average School Worker's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm), and on average U.S. citizen's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.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.

    4. Claimant's Work Background--20 CFR 404.1512(a); 404.1520(a)(4); 
404.1565(b); 416.912(a); 416.920(a)(4); 416.965(b)--0960-0300. Sections 
205(a) and 1631(e) of the Act provide the Commissioner of Social 
Security with the authority to establish procedures for determining if 
a claimant is entitled to disability benefits. The administrative law 
judge (ALJ) may ask individuals to provide background information on 
Form HA-4633 about work they performed in the past 15 years. When a 
claimant requests a hearing before an ALJ to establish an entitlement 
to disability benefits, the ALJ may request that the claimant provide a 
work history to assist the ALJ in fully inquiring into issues related 
to the disability. The ALJ uses the information collected from the 
claimants on Form HA-4633 to: (1) Identify the claimant's relevant work 
history; (2) decide if SSA requires expert vocational testimony and, if 
so, have a vocational expert available to testify during the hearing; 
and (3) provide a reference for the ALJ to discuss the claimant's work 
history. The ALJ makes the completed Form HA-4633 part of the 
documentary evidence of record. The respondents are claimants for 
disability benefits under Title II or Title XVI who requested a hearing 
before an ALJ after SSA denied their application for disability 
payments.
    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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HA-4633--PDF/paper version..............          53,200               1              15          13,300        * $10.73           ** 24    *** $371,043
Electronic Records Express Submissions..         136,800               1              15          34,200         * 25.72               0     *** 879,624
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    Totals..............................         190,000  ..............  ..............          47,500  ..............  ..............   *** 1,250,667
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* We based these figures on average DI hourly wages based on SSA's current FY 2020 SSI data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2020Fact%20Sheet.pdf), and
  on average U.S. citizen's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.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.

    5. Social Security Administration Eligible Non-Attorney 
Representative--20 CFR 404.1717, 404.1745-404.1799, 416.1517, and 
416.1545-416.1599--0960-0699. Section 3 of the Social Security 
Disability Applicants Access to Professional Representation Act (PRA) 
of 2010, Public Law 111-142, permanently extends the direct payment 
provision of Section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act (SSPA) 
of 2004, Public Law 108-203. The PRA permits SSA to extend direct 
payment of approved fees from claimants' past-due benefits to certain 
non-attorney representatives. Prior to the enactment of the SSPA and 
PRA, only attorneys could receive direct payment of SSA-approved fees. 
Under the PRA, non-attorneys must meet certain prerequisites to be 
eligible for direct payment of fees. These prerequisites include: (1) A 
bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, 
or four years of relevant professional experience and a high school 
diploma or General Education Development certificate; (2) passing a 
written examination administered by SSA testing the knowledge of 
relevant provisions of the Act under Titles II and XVI; (3) securing 
and maintaining continuous professional liability insurance, or 
equivalent, to protect claimants from malpractice; (4) passing a 
criminal background check; (5)

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demonstrating ongoing completion of continuing education courses. The 
PRA requires SSA to collect the information needed to determine if 
applicants have satisfied these prerequisites. SSA uses the information 
we collect on Form SSA-1691 to determine whether an applicant has 
fulfilled the statutory prerequisites and regulatory requirements as 
listed above. To verify this information, we also request the five 
required items listed above from each new applicant, and we request 
items #3 and #5 from all non-attorney representatives (new and 
existing) on a yearly basis. Every year, SSA evaluates the 
applications, conducts verification investigations, and issues 
recommendations regarding applicants' eligibility to sit for the 
examination and eligibility to receive direct payment. The respondents 
are non-attorneys who want to receive direct payment of their fees for 
representational services before SSA.
    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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New Respondents--Paper Application                   468               1              45             351        * $26.45           ** 24     *** $14,230
 (complete and submit)--404.1717(b)&(c);
 416.1517(b)&(c)........................
New Respondents Examination--                        460               1             120             920         * 26.45           ** 24      *** 29,201
 404.1717(a)(5); 416.1517(a)(5).........
New Respondents--Submission of proof of              458               1              10              76         * 26.45           ** 24       *** 6,851
 Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
 Qualifications--404.1717(a)(3);
 416.1517(a)(3).........................
New and Existing Respondents--CE                   1,374               1              20             458         * 26.45           ** 24      *** 26,662
 Submission via email/mail/or FAX of
 training courses taken as prescribed by
 SSA--404.1717(a)(7); 416.1517(a)(7)....
New and Existing Respondents--Proof of             1,099               1              10             183         * 26.45           ** 24      *** 45,547
 Continuous Professional or Business
 Liability Insurance Coverage (Scan and
 Email)--404.1717(a)(6); 416.1517(a)(6).
New and Existing Respondents--Proof of               275               1              15              69         * 26.45           ** 24       *** 4,735
 Continuous Professional or Business
 Liability Insurance Coverage (Copy and
 Mail)--404.1717(a)(6); 416.1517(a)(6)..
New and Existing Respondents--Written                 45               1              45              34         * 26.45           ** 24       *** 1,375
 Protests--404.1717(d); 416.1517(d).....
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    Totals..............................           4,179  ..............  ..............           2,091  ..............  ..............     *** 128,511
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* We based this figures on average Paralegal's hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.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.



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    Dated: August 17, 2020.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-18306 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]
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