Social Security Administration November 25, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28094
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Electronic Interim Assistance Reimbursement Program
Document Number: 2013-28034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We reimburse States that provide interim assistance to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants under our interim assistance reimbursement (IAR) program. We provide this reimbursement from the SSI recipient's initial retroactive SSI payment. On November 20, 2010, we began using an electronic Interim Assistance Reimbursement system (eIAR) to streamline the way we process reimbursements to the States. The eIAR process replaced our prior paper-based process with an electronic one, and greatly reduced our and the State's involvement in manually processing IAR cases. This electronic system did not change the amount of payments we make to States and SSI recipients. We propose to revise our rules about how we administer the IAR process to reflect the electronic process. We also made minor language changes and reorganized the sections for clarity.