Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request, 13783-13788 [2022-05026]

Download as PDF 13783 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA– 2021–030, and should be submitted on or before March 31, 2022. V. Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1 No. 1, be, and hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.21 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–05021 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P The Commission finds good cause to approve the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, prior to the thirtieth day after the date of publication of notice of the filing of Amendment No. 1 in the Federal Register. In Amendment No. 1, FINRA removed all provisions relating to delayed Treasury spot trades. In doing so, FINRA noted that it would ‘‘continue to consider whether any potential alternative to the proposed approach may better meet FINRA’s regulatory objectives in this area.’’ The parts of the proposed rule change relating to the modifier for corporate bond transactions that are part of a larger portfolio trade remain identical to those noticed for comment, to which commenters had opportunity to respond and have in fact responded. Therefore, the Commission finds good cause, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,19 to approve the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, on an accelerated basis. VI. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,20 that the proposed rule change (SR–FINRA– 2021–030), as modified by Amendment SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No: SSA–2022–0012] 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 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, Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) SSA–781 ....................................................... 390 1 5 Comments: https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Submit your comments online referencing Docket ID Number [SSA–2022–0012]. (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 https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA–2022–0012]. 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 May 9, 2022. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by writing to the above email address. 1. Certificate of Responsibility for Welfare and Care of Child Not in Applicant’s Custody—20 CFR 404.330, 404.339–404.341 and 404.348– 404.349—0960–0019. SSA uses Form SSA–781 to determine if non-custodial parents who file for spouse, mother’s, father’s, or surviving divorced mother’s or father’s benefits based on having a child in their care, meet the child-incare requirements. The child-in-care provision requires claimants to have an entitled child under age 16 or disabled in their care. The respondents are applicants for spouse’s; mother’s; father’s; or surviving divorced mother’s or father’s Social Security benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office or for teleservice centers (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** 33 * $27.07 ** 21 *** $4,602 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2022 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, 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. Child Relationship Statement—20 CFR 404.355 and 404.731—0960–0116. To help determine a child’s entitlement to Social Security benefits, SSA uses criteria under Section 216(h)(3) of the Social Security Act (Act), deemed child provision. SSA may deem a child to an insured individual if: (1) The insured individual presents SSA with 19 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 satisfactory evidence of parenthood, and was living with or contributing to the child’s support at certain specified times; or (2) the insured individual (a) acknowledged the child in writing; (b) was court decreed as the child’s parent; or (c) was court ordered to support the child. To obtain this information, SSA uses Form SSA–2519, Child 20 Id. Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Relationship Statement. The respondents are people with knowledge of the relationship between certain individuals filing for Social Security benefits and their alleged biological children. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. 21 17 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 10MRN1 13784 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) SSA–2519 ..................................................... 4,981 1 15 Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office or for teleservice centers (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** 1,245 * $27.07 ** 21 *** $80,885 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2022 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, 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. Pre-1957 Military Service Federal Benefit Questionnaire—20 CFR 404.1301–404.1371—0960–0120. SSA may grant gratuitous military wage credits for active military or naval service (under certain conditions) during the period September 16, 1940 through December 31, 1956, if no other Federal agency (other than the Veterans Administration) credited the service for benefit eligibility or computation purposes. We use Form SSA–2512 to collect specific information about other Federal, military, or civilian benefits the wage earner may receive when the applicant indicates both pre-1957 military service and the receipt of a Federal benefit. SSA uses the data in the claims adjudication process to grant gratuitous military wage credits when Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–2512 ..................................................... I 5,000 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I I 1 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 10 applicable, and to solicit sufficient information to determine eligibility. Respondents are applicants for Social Security benefits on a record where the wage earner claims pre-1957 military service. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. 833 I * $27.07 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** I ** 24 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** I *** $76,689 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2022 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. Authorization for the Social Security Administration to Obtain Account Records from a Financial Institution—20 CFR 416.200, 416.203, 416.207, 404.508, and 416.553—0960– 0293. SSA collects and verifies financial information from individuals applying for Title II and Title XVI waiver determinations, as well as those who apply for, or currently receive (in the case of redetermination), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. We require the financial information from Number of respondents Modality of completion khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES these applicants to: (1) Determine the eligibility of the applicant or recipient for SSI benefits; or (2) determine if a request to waive a Social Security overpayment defeats the purpose of the Act. If the Title II and Title XVI waiver applicants, or the SSI claimants provide incomplete, unavailable, or seemingly altered records, SSA contacts their financial institutions to verify the existence, ownership, and value of accounts owned. Financial institutions need individuals to sign Form SSA– Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) 4641, or work with SSA staff to complete one of SSA’s electronic applications, e4641 or the Access to Financial Institutions (AFI) screens, to authorize the individual’s financial institution to disclose records to SSA. The respondents are Title II and Title XVI recipients applying for waivers, or SSI applicants, recipients, and their deemors to determine SSI eligibility. 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) ****** Individuals (Paper and Internet) * ............ Financial Institutions (Paper SSA–4641) Financial Institutions (Internet e4641 or AFI) ...................................................... ** 1,565,000 90,000 1 1 4 6 104,333 9,000 *** $19.01 *** $19.01 **** 24 ........................ ***** $13,883,630 ***** $171,090 14,575,000 1 2 485,833 *** $19.01 ........................ ***** 9,235,685 Totals ............................................... 16,230,000 ........................ ........................ 599,166 ........................ ........................ ***** 23,290,405 * This includes individuals completing the form to provide their authorization for purposes of determining SSI eligibility as well as individuals providing their authorization for purposes of a waiver determination. ** This likely is an overestimate because individuals providing their authorization for purposes of a waiver determination may, alternatively, provide their authorization using another form, the SSA–632, but we do not have readily-available MI on how many individuals use that form instead of the SSA–4641. *** We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, 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 2022 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 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13785 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices 5. Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Claim—20 CFR 404.2101(a), 404.2108(b), 404.2117(c)(1)&(2), 404.2121(a), 416.2208(b), 416.2217(c)(1)&(2), 416.2201(a), and 416.2221(a)—0960–0310. State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies submit Form SSA–199 to SSA to obtain reimbursement of costs incurred for providing VR services. SSA requires state VR agencies to submit reimbursement claims for the following Number of respondents Modality of completion a. Claiming Reimbursement on SSA–199— 20 CFR 404.2108(b) & 416.2208(b) ......... b. Certifying Adherence to Cost Containment Policy and Procedures—20 CFR 404.2117(c)(1)&(2), 416.2217(c)(1)&(2) & 34 CFR 361 ............................................... c. Preparing Causality Statements—20 CFR 404.2121(a), 404.2101(a), 416.2201(a), & 416.2221(a) ............................................... Totals ..................................................... approval of the claim for reimbursement of costs incurred for SSA beneficiaries. SSA uses the information on the SSA– 199, along with the written documentation, to determine whether, and how much, to pay State VR agencies under SSA’s VR program. Respondents are State VR agencies offering vocational and employment services to Social Security and SSI recipients. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. categories: (1) Claiming reimbursement for VR services provided; (2) certifying adherence to cost containment policies and procedures; and (3) preparing causality statements. The respondents provide the information requested through a web-based Secure Ticket Portal, in lieu of submitting forms. This Portal allows VRs to retrieve reports, and enter and submit information electronically, minimizing the use of the paper form to SSA for consideration and Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Number of responses Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** 77 22,300 1,717,100 23 658,222 * $15.50 ** $10,202,441 77 77 5,929 60 5,929 * 15.50 ** 91,900 77 77 5,929 100 9,882 * 15.50 ** 153,171 231 ........................ ........................ ........................ 674,033 ........................ ** 10,447,512 * We based this figure on the average Healthcare Support Occupations, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes310000. 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. 6. Request for Change in Time/Place of Disability Hearing—20 CFR 404.914(c)(2) and 416.1414(c)(2)—0960– 0348. At the request of the claimants or their representatives, SSA schedules evidentiary hearings at the reconsideration level for claimants of Title II benefits or Title XVI payments when we deny their claims for disability. When claimants or their representatives find they are unable to attend the scheduled hearing, they complete Form SSA–769 to request a change in time or place of the hearing. SSA uses the information as a basis for granting or denying requests for changes Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–769 ................................................................................... I 41,440 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I 1 and for rescheduling disability hearings. Respondents are claimants or their representatives who wish to request a change in the time or place of their hearing. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. I 8 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 5,525 I * $19.01 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** I ** $105,030 * We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 7. Notice Regarding Substitution of Party Upon Death of Claimant— Reconsideration of Disability Cessation—20 CFR 404.907–404.921 and 416.1407–416.1421—0960–0351. When a claimant dies before we make a determination on that person’s request for reconsideration of a disability cessation, SSA seeks a qualified substitute party to pursue the appeal. If SSA locates a qualified substitute party, the agency uses Form SSA–770 to collect information about whether to pursue or withdraw the reconsideration request. We use this information as the basis for the decision to continue or Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–770 ................................................................................... I 384 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I 1 discontinue with the appeals process. Respondents are substitute applicants who are pursuing a reconsideration request for a deceased claimant. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. I 5 Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 32 I * $27.07 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** I ** $866 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13786 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices ** 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. 8. Appointment of Representative—20 CFR 404.1707, 404.1720, 408.1101, 416.1507, and 416.1520—0960–0527. Individuals claiming rights or benefits under the Act must notify SSA in writing when they appoint an individual to represent them in dealing with SSA. In addition, as part of SSA’s regulations, SSA requires representatives who are not attorneys to sign the written notice of appointment. SSA does not require attorneys acting as representatives to sign the notice of appointment. Respondents can use Form SSA–1696, or the submittable electronic version, e1696, to appoint a representative to handle their claim before SSA and name their principal representative, and their selected representative(s) can use the SSA–1696 or e1696 to indicate whether they will charge a fee, and to show their eligibility for direct fee payment. In addition, representatives also use the SSA–1696 or e1696 to inform SSA of their disbarment; suspension from a court or bar in which they previously admitted to practice; or their disqualification from participating in or appearing before a Federal program or agency. SSA uses the information on the SSA–1696 or e1696 to document the appointment of the representative, and we recognize the individual named in the notice of appointment the claimant signed and filed at an SSA office, or through our submittable portal, as the claimant’s representative. We also use this form to collect the representative’s business affiliation and employment identification number. In addition, respondents use the SSA–1696–SUP1 to revoke their appointment of a representative, and representatives use Number of respondents Modality of completion the SSA–1696–SUP2 to withdraw their acceptance of the appointment. SSA uses the information on the SSA–1696– SUP1 and SSA–1696–SUP2 to document the revocation and withdrawal of a representative. Respondents are applicants for, or recipients of, Social Security disability benefits (SSDI); SSI payments; or anyone pursuing a benefit or invoking a right under SSA programs, who are notifying SSA they have appointed someone to represent them in their dealings with SSA; any non-attorney representatives who need to sign the form; as well as individuals revoking their appointment of representative, and their representatives’ withdrawal of their acceptance of an appointment. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–1696; e1696 ..................................................................... SSA–1696–SUP1 ...................................................................... SSA–1696–SUP2 ...................................................................... 1,100,000 5,505 254,825 1 1 1 12 5 5 220,000 459 21,235 *$73.86 *10.95 *73.86 **$16,249,200 **5,026 **1,568,417 Totals ................................................................................. 1,360,330 ........................ ........................ 241,694 ........................ **17,822,643 * We based these figures on average Legal Service hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm) and the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf). ** 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. 9. Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program—0960–0629. As part of SSA’s strategy to assist SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients who wish to return to work and achieve selfsufficiency, SSA established the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program. This community based, work incentive, planning and assistance project collects identifying claimant information via project sites and community work incentives coordinators (CWIC). SSA uses this information to ensure proper management of the project, with particular emphasis on administration, budgeting, and training. SSA uses Form SSA–4565 (WIPA Intake Information) to collect data from SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients on background employment, training, benefits, and work incentives. CWIC use Form SSA– 4566 (WIPA Notes) to create a case note to record actions taken for a beneficiary. CWIC will use the WIPA Star System which is a new management and reporting system that allows the CWIC to: (1) Provide SSA with information provided on Form SSA–4565, and additional information on beneficiaries Number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion served under the WIPA program; (2) to manage their case notes for beneficiaries; and (3) to collect additional information not collected on Forms SSA–4565 and SSA–4566 which allows SSA to monitor WIPA grantee’s performance and progress. The respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, SSI recipients, community project sites, and community work incentives coordinators. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Annual burden (hours) Hourly cost amount (dollars) * Opportunity cost (dollars) ** SSA–4565 ................................................................................. SSA–4566 ................................................................................. WIPA STAR System ................................................................. 32,000 360 720 1 890 1,869 25 2 20 13,333 10,680 448,560 *$15.67 *15.67 *15.67 **$208,928 **167,356 **7,028,935 Totals ................................................................................. 33,080 2,760 ........................ 472,573 ........................ **7,405,219 * We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf); and the average Office and Administrative Support hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes430000.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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13787 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices 10. Internet Direct Deposit Application—31 CFR 210—0960–0634. SSA requires all applicants and recipients of Social Security Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits, or SSI payments to receive these benefits and payments via direct deposit, at a financial institution. SSA receives Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) enrollment information from OASDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients to facilitate DD/EFT of their funds, with their chosen financial institution. We also use this information when an enrolled individual wishes to change their DD/ EFT information. For the convenience of the respondents, we collect this information through several modalities, including an internet application, inoffice or telephone interviews, and our automated telephone system. In addition to using the direct deposit information to enable DD/EFT of funds Number of respondents Modality of completion to the recipient’s chosen financial institution, we also use the information through our Direct Deposit Fraud Indicator, to ensure the correct recipient receives the funds. Respondents are OASDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients requesting that we enroll them in the Direct Deposit program, or change their direct deposit banking information. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Internet DD ................................................................................ Non-Electronic Services (FO, 800#-ePath, SSI Claims System, SPS, MACADE, POS, RPS) ......................................... Direct Deposit Fraud Indicator .................................................. 683,397 1 10 113,900 *$10.95 **$1,247,205 2,557,048 30,531 1 1 12 2 511,410 1,018 *10.95 *10.95 **5,599,940 **11,147 Totals ................................................................................. 3,270,976 ........................ ........................ 626,328 ........................ ** 6,858,292 * We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf). ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants 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. 11. International Direct Deposit—31 CFR 210—0960–0686. SSA’s International Direct Deposit (IDD) Program allows beneficiaries living abroad to receive their payments via direct deposit to an account at a financial institution outside the United States. SSA uses Form SSA–1199- (Country) to enroll Title II beneficiaries residing abroad in IDD, and to obtain the direct deposit information for foreign accounts. Routing account number information varies slightly for each foreign country, so we use a variation of the Treasury Department’s Form SF–1199A for each country. The Number of respondents Modality of completion SSA–1199-(Country) ................................................................. I 449,274 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I 1 respondents are Social Security beneficiaries residing abroad who want SSA to deposit their Title II benefit payments directly to a foreign financial institution. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. I Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 5 37,440 I *$27.07 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** I **$1,013,501 * We based this figure on the average U.S. worker’s hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#000000). ** 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. 12. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)—20 CFR 416.999–416.999d— 0960–0744. SSA uses Form SSA–372 to: (1) Inform previously entitled beneficiaries of the expedited reinstatement (EXR) requirements of SSI payments under Title XVI of the Act; and (2) document their requests for EXR. SSA requires this application for Number of respondents Modality of completion khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES reinstatement of benefits for respondents to obtain SSI disability payments for EXR. When an SSA claims representative learns of individuals whose medical conditions no longer permit them to perform substantial gainful activity as defined in the Act, the claims representative gives the form to the previously entitled individuals SSA–372 ....................................................... I 2,000 Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response I 1 I 5 (or mails it to those who request EXR over the phone). SSA employees collect this information whenever an individual files for EXR benefits. The respondents are applicants for EXR of SSI disability payments. Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars)* Estimated total annual burden (hours) I 167 I *$10.95 Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** I **24 Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** I ***$10,589 * We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA’s current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2022 wait time for teleservice centers, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants 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 18:18 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 13788 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Notices Dated: March 4, 2022. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–05026 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11674] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 9, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2022–0005’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: DDTCPublicComments@ state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Attn: Andrea Battista, 2401 E St. NW, Suite H–1205, Washington, DC 20522–0112. You must include the subject (PRA 60 Day Comment), information collection title (Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services), and OMB control number (1405–0025) in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding this collection to Andrea Battista, who may be reached at BattistaAL@state.gov or 202–663–3136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0025. • Type of Request: Extension. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). • Form Number: No Form. • Respondents: Persons requesting a license or other approval for the export, reexport, or retransfer of USMLregulated defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 or more that are being sold commercially to or for the use of the armed forces of a foreign country or international organization or persons who enter into a contract with the Department of Defense for the sale of defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 or more under section 22 of the AECA. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 57. • Estimated Number of Responses: 450. • Average Time per Response: 60 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 450 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection DDTC regulates the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services enumerated on the USML in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120–130). In accordance with section 39 of the AECA, the Secretary of State must require, in part, adequate and PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 timely reporting of political contributions, gifts, commissions and fees paid, or offered or agreed to be paid in connection with the sales of defense articles or defense services licensed or approved under AECA sections 22 and 38. Pursuant to ITAR § 130.9(a), any person applying for a license or approval required under section 38 of the AECA for sale to the armed forces of a foreign country or international organization valued at $500,000 or more must inform DDTC, and provide certain specified information, when they have paid, offered to, or agreed to pay, (1) political contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or greater; or (2) fees or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or exceeding $100,000. Similarly, ITAR § 130.9(b) requires any person who enters into a contract with the Department of Defense under section 22 of the AECA, valued at $500,000 or more, to inform DDTC and provide the specified information, when they or their vendors, have paid, or offered or agreed to pay, in respect to any sale (1) political contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or greater; or (2) fees or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or exceeding $100,000. Respondents are also required to collect information pursuant to Sections 130.12 and 130.13 prior to submitting their report to DDTC. Methodology Respondents will submit information as attachments to relevant license applications or requests for other approval. Michael F. Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2022–05090 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice State Justice Institute. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 2nd quarter of FY 2022, and other business. ADDRESSES: The Nathan Deal Judicial Center, 330 Capitol Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA, 30334. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 12700 Fair Lakes SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Notices]
[Pages 13783-13788]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No: SSA-2022-0012]


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 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, 
Comments: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Submit your 
comments online referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-2022-0012].
(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 https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, referencing Docket ID Number [SSA-
2022-0012].
    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 May 
9, 2022. Individuals can obtain copies of the collection instruments by 
writing to the above email address.
    1. Certificate of Responsibility for Welfare and Care of Child Not 
in Applicant's Custody--20 CFR 404.330, 404.339-404.341 and 404.348-
404.349--0960-0019. SSA uses Form SSA-781 to determine if non-custodial 
parents who file for spouse, mother's, father's, or surviving divorced 
mother's or father's benefits based on having a child in their care, 
meet the child-in-care requirements. The child-in-care provision 
requires claimants to have an entitled child under age 16 or disabled 
in their care. The respondents are applicants for spouse's; mother's; 
father's; or surviving divorced mother's or father's Social Security 
benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                          Average wait
                                                                                                           Average       time in field     Total annual
                                      Number of       Frequency of    Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical     office or for     opportunity
      Modality of completion         respondents        response       per response    annual burden     hourly cost      teleservice     cost (dollars)
                                                                        (minutes)         (hours)           amount          centers            ***
                                                                                                         (dollars) *      (minutes) **
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SSA-781..........................             390                1                5               33         * $27.07            ** 21       *** $4,602
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* We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2022 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, 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. Child Relationship Statement--20 CFR 404.355 and 404.731--0960-
0116. To help determine a child's entitlement to Social Security 
benefits, SSA uses criteria under Section 216(h)(3) of the Social 
Security Act (Act), deemed child provision. SSA may deem a child to an 
insured individual if: (1) The insured individual presents SSA with 
satisfactory evidence of parenthood, and was living with or 
contributing to the child's support at certain specified times; or (2) 
the insured individual (a) acknowledged the child in writing; (b) was 
court decreed as the child's parent; or (c) was court ordered to 
support the child. To obtain this information, SSA uses Form SSA-2519, 
Child Relationship Statement. The respondents are people with knowledge 
of the relationship between certain individuals filing for Social 
Security benefits and their alleged biological children.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                          Average wait
                                                                                                           Average       time in field     Total annual
                                      Number of       Frequency of    Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical     office or for     opportunity
      Modality of completion         respondents        response       per response    annual burden     hourly cost      teleservice     cost (dollars)
                                                                        (minutes)         (hours)           amount          centers            ***
                                                                                                         (dollars) *      (minutes) **
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SSA-2519.........................           4,981                1               15            1,245         * $27.07            ** 21      *** $80,885
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* We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** We based this figure by averaging the average FY 2022 wait times for field offices and teleservice centers, 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. Pre-1957 Military Service Federal Benefit Questionnaire--20 CFR 
404.1301-404.1371--0960-0120. SSA may grant gratuitous military wage 
credits for active military or naval service (under certain conditions) 
during the period September 16, 1940 through December 31, 1956, if no 
other Federal agency (other than the Veterans Administration) credited 
the service for benefit eligibility or computation purposes. We use 
Form SSA-2512 to collect specific information about other Federal, 
military, or civilian benefits the wage earner may receive when the 
applicant indicates both pre-1957 military service and the receipt of a 
Federal benefit. SSA uses the data in the claims adjudication process 
to grant gratuitous military wage credits when applicable, and to 
solicit sufficient information to determine eligibility. Respondents 
are applicants for Social Security benefits on a record where the wage 
earner claims pre-1957 military service.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                      Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Average wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost     time in field     opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                         (dollars) *      (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-2512.........................           5,000                1               10              833         * $27.07            ** 24      *** $76,689
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* We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2022 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. Authorization for the Social Security Administration to Obtain 
Account Records from a Financial Institution--20 CFR 416.200, 416.203, 
416.207, 404.508, and 416.553--0960-0293. SSA collects and verifies 
financial information from individuals applying for Title II and Title 
XVI waiver determinations, as well as those who apply for, or currently 
receive (in the case of redetermination), Supplemental Security Income 
(SSI) payments. We require the financial information from these 
applicants to: (1) Determine the eligibility of the applicant or 
recipient for SSI benefits; or (2) determine if a request to waive a 
Social Security overpayment defeats the purpose of the Act. If the 
Title II and Title XVI waiver applicants, or the SSI claimants provide 
incomplete, unavailable, or seemingly altered records, SSA contacts 
their financial institutions to verify the existence, ownership, and 
value of accounts owned. Financial institutions need individuals to 
sign Form SSA-4641, or work with SSA staff to complete one of SSA's 
electronic applications, e4641 or the Access to Financial Institutions 
(AFI) screens, to authorize the individual's financial institution to 
disclose records to SSA. The respondents are Title II and Title XVI 
recipients applying for waivers, or SSI applicants, recipients, and 
their deemors to determine SSI eligibility.
    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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Individuals (Paper and Internet) *...    ** 1,565,000               1               4         104,333      *** $19.01         **** 24  ***** $13,883,630
Financial Institutions (Paper SSA-             90,000               1               6           9,000      *** $19.01  ..............     ***** $171,090
 4641)...............................
Financial Institutions (Internet           14,575,000               1               2         485,833      *** $19.01  ..............    ***** 9,235,685
 e4641 or AFI).......................
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    Totals...........................      16,230,000  ..............  ..............         599,166  ..............  ..............   ***** 23,290,405
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* This includes individuals completing the form to provide their authorization for purposes of determining SSI eligibility as well as individuals
  providing their authorization for purposes of a waiver determination.
** This likely is an overestimate because individuals providing their authorization for purposes of a waiver determination may, alternatively, provide
  their authorization using another form, the SSA-632, but we do not have readily-available MI on how many individuals use that form instead of the SSA-
  4641.
*** We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, 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 2022 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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    5. Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Claim--20 CFR 404.2101(a), 
404.2108(b), 404.2117(c)(1)&(2), 404.2121(a), 416.2208(b), 
416.2217(c)(1)&(2), 416.2201(a), and 416.2221(a)--0960-0310. State 
vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies submit Form SSA-199 to SSA to 
obtain reimbursement of costs incurred for providing VR services. SSA 
requires state VR agencies to submit reimbursement claims for the 
following categories: (1) Claiming reimbursement for VR services 
provided; (2) certifying adherence to cost containment policies and 
procedures; and (3) preparing causality statements. The respondents 
provide the information requested through a web-based Secure Ticket 
Portal, in lieu of submitting forms. This Portal allows VRs to retrieve 
reports, and enter and submit information electronically, minimizing 
the use of the paper form to SSA for consideration and approval of the 
claim for reimbursement of costs incurred for SSA beneficiaries. SSA 
uses the information on the SSA-199, along with the written 
documentation, to determine whether, and how much, to pay State VR 
agencies under SSA's VR program. Respondents are State VR agencies 
offering vocational and employment services to Social Security and SSI 
recipients.
    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      Number of     per response    total annual     hourly cost     opportunity
                                            respondents      response        responses       (minutes)    burden (hours)      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                            (dollars) *         **
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a. Claiming Reimbursement on SSA-199--20              77          22,300       1,717,100              23         658,222        * $15.50  ** $10,202,441
 CFR 404.2108(b) & 416.2208(b)..........
b. Certifying Adherence to Cost                       77              77           5,929              60           5,929         * 15.50       ** 91,900
 Containment Policy and Procedures--20
 CFR 404.2117(c)(1)&(2),
 416.2217(c)(1)&(2) & 34 CFR 361........
c. Preparing Causality Statements--20                 77              77           5,929             100           9,882         * 15.50      ** 153,171
 CFR 404.2121(a), 404.2101(a),
 416.2201(a), & 416.2221(a).............
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    Totals..............................             231  ..............  ..............  ..............         674,033  ..............   ** 10,447,512
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* We based this figure on the average Healthcare Support Occupations, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes310000.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.

    6. Request for Change in Time/Place of Disability Hearing--20 CFR 
404.914(c)(2) and 416.1414(c)(2)--0960-0348. At the request of the 
claimants or their representatives, SSA schedules evidentiary hearings 
at the reconsideration level for claimants of Title II benefits or 
Title XVI payments when we deny their claims for disability. When 
claimants or their representatives find they are unable to attend the 
scheduled hearing, they complete Form SSA-769 to request a change in 
time or place of the hearing. SSA uses the information as a basis for 
granting or denying requests for changes and for rescheduling 
disability hearings. Respondents are claimants or their representatives 
who wish to request a change in the time or place of their hearing.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-769...........................................          41,440                1                8            5,525         * $19.01      ** $105,030
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* We based this figure by averaging both the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf), and the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.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.

    7. Notice Regarding Substitution of Party Upon Death of Claimant--
Reconsideration of Disability Cessation--20 CFR 404.907-404.921 and 
416.1407-416.1421--0960-0351. When a claimant dies before we make a 
determination on that person's request for reconsideration of a 
disability cessation, SSA seeks a qualified substitute party to pursue 
the appeal. If SSA locates a qualified substitute party, the agency 
uses Form SSA-770 to collect information about whether to pursue or 
withdraw the reconsideration request. We use this information as the 
basis for the decision to continue or discontinue with the appeals 
process. Respondents are substitute applicants who are pursuing a 
reconsideration request for a deceased claimant.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-770...........................................             384                1                5               32         * $27.07          ** $866
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* We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).

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** 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.

    8. Appointment of Representative--20 CFR 404.1707, 404.1720, 
408.1101, 416.1507, and 416.1520--0960-0527. Individuals claiming 
rights or benefits under the Act must notify SSA in writing when they 
appoint an individual to represent them in dealing with SSA. In 
addition, as part of SSA's regulations, SSA requires representatives 
who are not attorneys to sign the written notice of appointment. SSA 
does not require attorneys acting as representatives to sign the notice 
of appointment. Respondents can use Form SSA-1696, or the submittable 
electronic version, e1696, to appoint a representative to handle their 
claim before SSA and name their principal representative, and their 
selected representative(s) can use the SSA-1696 or e1696 to indicate 
whether they will charge a fee, and to show their eligibility for 
direct fee payment. In addition, representatives also use the SSA-1696 
or e1696 to inform SSA of their disbarment; suspension from a court or 
bar in which they previously admitted to practice; or their 
disqualification from participating in or appearing before a Federal 
program or agency. SSA uses the information on the SSA-1696 or e1696 to 
document the appointment of the representative, and we recognize the 
individual named in the notice of appointment the claimant signed and 
filed at an SSA office, or through our submittable portal, as the 
claimant's representative. We also use this form to collect the 
representative's business affiliation and employment identification 
number. In addition, respondents use the SSA-1696-SUP1 to revoke their 
appointment of a representative, and representatives use the SSA-1696-
SUP2 to withdraw their acceptance of the appointment. SSA uses the 
information on the SSA-1696-SUP1 and SSA-1696-SUP2 to document the 
revocation and withdrawal of a representative. Respondents are 
applicants for, or recipients of, Social Security disability benefits 
(SSDI); SSI payments; or anyone pursuing a benefit or invoking a right 
under SSA programs, who are notifying SSA they have appointed someone 
to represent them in their dealings with SSA; any non-attorney 
representatives who need to sign the form; as well as individuals 
revoking their appointment of representative, and their 
representatives' withdrawal of their acceptance of an appointment.
    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-1696; e1696.........................................       1,100,000               1              12         220,000         *$73.86   **$16,249,200
SSA-1696-SUP1...........................................           5,505               1               5             459          *10.95         **5,026
SSA-1696-SUP2...........................................         254,825               1               5          21,235          *73.86     **1,568,417
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    Totals..............................................       1,360,330  ..............  ..............         241,694  ..............    **17,822,643
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* We based these figures on average Legal Service hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231011.htm) and the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf).
** 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.

    9. Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program--0960-0629. As 
part of SSA's strategy to assist SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients 
who wish to return to work and achieve self-sufficiency, SSA 
established the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program. 
This community based, work incentive, planning and assistance project 
collects identifying claimant information via project sites and 
community work incentives coordinators (CWIC). SSA uses this 
information to ensure proper management of the project, with particular 
emphasis on administration, budgeting, and training. SSA uses Form SSA-
4565 (WIPA Intake Information) to collect data from SSDI beneficiaries 
and SSI recipients on background employment, training, benefits, and 
work incentives. CWIC use Form SSA-4566 (WIPA Notes) to create a case 
note to record actions taken for a beneficiary. CWIC will use the WIPA 
Star System which is a new management and reporting system that allows 
the CWIC to: (1) Provide SSA with information provided on Form SSA-
4565, and additional information on beneficiaries served under the WIPA 
program; (2) to manage their case notes for beneficiaries; and (3) to 
collect additional information not collected on Forms SSA-4565 and SSA-
4566 which allows SSA to monitor WIPA grantee's performance and 
progress. The respondents are SSDI beneficiaries, SSI recipients, 
community project sites, and community work incentives coordinators.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                          Average burden                    Hourly cost     Opportunity
                 Modality of completion                      Number of     Frequency of    per response    Annual burden      amount      cost (dollars)
                                                            respondents      response        (minutes)        (hours)       (dollars) *         **
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SSA-4565................................................          32,000               1              25          13,333         *$15.67      **$208,928
SSA-4566................................................             360             890               2          10,680          *15.67       **167,356
WIPA STAR System........................................             720           1,869              20         448,560          *15.67     **7,028,935
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    Totals..............................................          33,080           2,760  ..............         472,573  ..............     **7,405,219
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* We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf); and the
  average Office and Administrative Support hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes430000.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.


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    10. Internet Direct Deposit Application--31 CFR 210--0960-0634. SSA 
requires all applicants and recipients of Social Security Old Age, 
Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits, or SSI payments 
to receive these benefits and payments via direct deposit, at a 
financial institution. SSA receives Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds 
Transfer (DD/EFT) enrollment information from OASDI beneficiaries and 
SSI recipients to facilitate DD/EFT of their funds, with their chosen 
financial institution. We also use this information when an enrolled 
individual wishes to change their DD/EFT information. For the 
convenience of the respondents, we collect this information through 
several modalities, including an internet application, in-office or 
telephone interviews, and our automated telephone system. In addition 
to using the direct deposit information to enable DD/EFT of funds to 
the recipient's chosen financial institution, we also use the 
information through our Direct Deposit Fraud Indicator, to ensure the 
correct recipient receives the funds. Respondents are OASDI 
beneficiaries and SSI recipients requesting that we enroll them in the 
Direct Deposit program, or change their direct deposit banking 
information.
    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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Internet DD.............................................         683,397               1              10         113,900         *$10.95    **$1,247,205
Non-Electronic Services (FO, 800#-ePath, SSI Claims            2,557,048               1              12         511,410          *10.95     **5,599,940
 System, SPS, MACADE, POS, RPS).........................
Direct Deposit Fraud Indicator..........................          30,531               1               2           1,018          *10.95        **11,147
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    Totals..............................................       3,270,976  ..............  ..............         626,328  ..............    ** 6,858,292
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* We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf).
** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants 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.

    11. International Direct Deposit--31 CFR 210--0960-0686. SSA's 
International Direct Deposit (IDD) Program allows beneficiaries living 
abroad to receive their payments via direct deposit to an account at a 
financial institution outside the United States. SSA uses Form SSA-
1199-(Country) to enroll Title II beneficiaries residing abroad in IDD, 
and to obtain the direct deposit information for foreign accounts. 
Routing account number information varies slightly for each foreign 
country, so we use a variation of the Treasury Department's Form SF-
1199A for each country. The respondents are Social Security 
beneficiaries residing abroad who want SSA to deposit their Title II 
benefit payments directly to a foreign financial institution.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB-approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                       Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Total annual
              Modality of completion                   Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost      opportunity
                                                      respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                                          (dollars) *           **
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SSA-1199-(Country)................................         449,274                1                5           37,440          *$27.07     **$1,013,501
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* We based this figure on the average U.S. worker's hourly wages, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000).
** 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.

    12. Request for Reinstatement (Title XVI)--20 CFR 416.999-
416.999d--0960-0744. SSA uses Form SSA-372 to: (1) Inform previously 
entitled beneficiaries of the expedited reinstatement (EXR) 
requirements of SSI payments under Title XVI of the Act; and (2) 
document their requests for EXR. SSA requires this application for 
reinstatement of benefits for respondents to obtain SSI disability 
payments for EXR. When an SSA claims representative learns of 
individuals whose medical conditions no longer permit them to perform 
substantial gainful activity as defined in the Act, the claims 
representative gives the form to the previously entitled individuals 
(or mails it to those who request EXR over the phone). SSA employees 
collect this information whenever an individual files for EXR benefits. 
The respondents are applicants for EXR of SSI disability payments.
    Type of Request: Revision of an OMB approved information 
collection.

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                                                                                                           Average
                                                                      Average burden  Estimated total    theoretical      Average wait     Total annual
      Modality of completion          Number of       Frequency of     per response    annual burden     hourly cost     time in field     opportunity
                                     respondents        response        (minutes)         (hours)           amount           office       cost (dollars)
                                                                                                          (dollars)*      (minutes) **         ***
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SSA-372..........................           2,000                1                5              167          *$10.95             **24       ***$10,589
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* We based this figure on the average DI payments based on SSA's current FY 2021 data (https://www.ssa.gov/legislation/2021FactSheet.pdf).
** We based this figure on the average FY 2022 wait time for teleservice centers, based on SSA's current management information data.
*** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on claimants 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: March 4, 2022.
Naomi Sipple,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-05026 Filed 3-9-22; 8:45 am]
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