Social Security Administration October 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act, we are issuing public notice of our intent to modify an existing system of records entitled, Claims Folders System (60-0089), last published on April 1, 2003. This notice publishes details of the modified system as set forth under the caption, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Notice Announcing Addresses for Service of Process
Document Number: 2019-23478
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Our Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for processing and handling summonses and complaints in lawsuits involving judicial review of our final decisions on individual claims for benefits under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act), and individual claims for a Medicare Part D subsidy under title XVIII of the Act. This notice sets out the names and current addresses of those offices and the jurisdictions for which each office has responsibility.
Prohibiting Persons With Certain Criminal Convictions From Serving as Representative Payees; Correction
Document Number: 2019-23235
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On February 15, 2019, we published final rules in the Federal Register to prohibit persons convicted of certain crimes from serving as representative payees under the Social Security Act (Act), as required by the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. Those final rules inadvertently included two words in three places that should not have been there, and omitted one word in two sections of the rules. This document corrects the inadvertent inclusions and omissions in the final rules.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-23132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Department of Labor (DOL). This matching agreement establishes the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which the DOL will disclose the DOL-administered Part B Black Lung (BL) benefit data to SSA. SSA will match DOL's Part B BL data with SSA's records of persons receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to verify that Part B BL beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of SSI payments.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-23131
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Department of Labor (DOL). The matching agreement (agreement) establishes the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which DOL will disclose the DOL- administered Part C Black Lung (BL) benefit data to SSA. SSA will match DOL's Part C BL data with SSA's records of persons receiving Social Security disability benefits to verify that Part C BL beneficiaries are receiving the correct amount of Social Security disability benefits.
Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2020
Document Number: 2019-22921
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2019. In addition, the national average wage index for 2018 is $52,145.80. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2019-22158
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The matching agreement (agreement) sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which VA/VBA will provide SSA with information necessary to: (1) Identify certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) recipients under Title XVI and Title VIII of the Social Security Act (Act), respectively, who receive VA-administered benefits; (2) determine the eligibility or amount of payment for SSI and SVB recipients; and (3) identify the income of individuals who may be eligible for Medicare cost-sharing assistance through the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) as part of the agency's Medicare outreach efforts.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-21767
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions