42 U.S. Code § 1382d - Rehabilitation services for blind and disabled individuals

(a) Referral by Commissioner of eligible individuals to appropriate State agency
In the case of any blind or disabled individual who—
(1) has not attained age 16; and
(2) with respect to whom benefits are paid under this subchapter,
the Commissioner of Social Security shall make provision for referral of such individual to the appropriate State agency administering the State program under subchapter V of this chapter.
(b) Repealed. Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2193(c)(8)(B),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 828
(c) Repealed. Pub. L. 106–170, title I, § 101(b)(2)(B),Dec. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 1874
(d) Reimbursement by Commissioner to State agency of costs of providing services to referred individuals
The Commissioner of Social Security is authorized to reimburse the State agency administering or supervising the administration of a State plan for vocational rehabilitation services approved under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 720 et seq.] for the costs incurred under such plan in the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals who are referred for such services pursuant to subsection (a) of this section,
(1) in cases where the furnishing of such services results in the performance by such individuals of substantial gainful activity for a continuous period of nine months,
(2) in cases where such individuals receive benefits as a result of section 1383 (a)(6) of this title (except that no reimbursement under this subsection shall be made for services furnished to any individual receiving such benefits for any period after the close of such individual’s ninth consecutive month of substantial gainful activity or the close of the month with which his or her entitlement to such benefits ceases, whichever first occurs), and
(3) in cases where such individuals, without good cause, refuse to continue to accept vocational rehabilitation services or fail to cooperate in such a manner as to preclude their successful rehabilitation. The determination that the vocational rehabilitation services contributed to the successful return of an individual to substantial gainful activity, the determination that an individual, without good cause, refused to continue to accept vocational rehabilitation services or failed to cooperate in such a manner as to preclude successful rehabilitation, and the determination of the amount of costs to be reimbursed under this subsection shall be made by the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with criteria determined by the Commissioner in the same manner as under section 422 (d)(1) of this title.
(e) Reimbursement for vocational rehabilitation services furnished during certain months of nonpayment of insurance benefits
The Commissioner of Social Security may reimburse the State agency described in subsection (d) of this section for the costs described therein incurred in the provision of rehabilitation services—
(1) for any month for which an individual received—
(A) benefits under section 1382 or 1382h (a) of this title;
(B) assistance under section 1382h (b) of this title; or
(C) a federally administered State supplementary payment under section 1382e of this title or section 212(b) ofPublic Law 93–66; and
(2) for any month before the 13th consecutive month for which an individual, for a reason other than cessation of disability or blindness, was ineligible for—
(A) benefits under section 1382 or 1382h (a) of this title;
(B) assistance under section 1382h (b) of this title; or
(C) a federally administered State supplementary payment under section 1382e of this title or section 212(b) ofPublic Law 93–66.

Source

(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XVI, § 1615, as added Pub. L. 92–603, title III, § 301,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1474; amended Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 501(a),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2683; Pub. L. 96–272, title III, § 304,June 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 529; Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2193(a)(4), (c)(8), title XXIII, § 2344,Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 827, 828, 867; Pub. L. 98–369, div. B, title VI, § 2663(g)(8),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1169; Pub. L. 98–460, § 11(b),Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1806; Pub. L. 101–508, title V, § 5037(a),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–226; Pub. L. 103–296, title I, § 107(a)(4),Aug. 15, 1994, 108 Stat. 1478; Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5523,Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 106–170, title I, § 101(b)(2)(A), (B),Dec. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 1874.)
References in Text

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 93–112, Sept. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 355, as amended. Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 720 et seq.) of chapter 16 of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 701 of Title 29 and Tables.
Section 212(b) ofPublic Law 93–66, referred to in subsec. (e)(1)(C), (2)(C), is section 212(b) ofPub. L. 93–66, title II, July 9, 1973, 87 Stat. 155, as amended, which is set out as a note under section 1382 of this title.
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–170, § 101(b)(2)(A), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “In the case of any blind or disabled individual who—
“(1) has not attained age 65, and
“(2) is receiving benefits (or with respect to whom benefits are paid) under this subchapter,
the Commissioner of Social Security shall make provision for referral of such individual to the appropriate State agency administering the State plan for vocational rehabilitation services approved under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or, in the case of any such individual who has not attained age 16, to the State agency administering the State program under subchapter V of this chapter, and (except for individuals who have not attained age 16 and except in such other cases as the Commissioner may determine) for a review not less often than quarterly of such individual’s blindness or disability and his need for and utilization of the services made available to him under such plan.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–170, § 101(b)(2)(B), struck out subsec. (c) which read as follows: “Every individual age 16 or over with respect to whom the Commissioner of Social Security is required to make provision for referral under subsection (a) of this section shall accept such services as are made available to him under the State plan for vocational and rehabilitation services approved under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and no such individual shall be an eligible individual or eligible spouse for purposes of this subchapter if he refuses without good cause to accept services for which he is referred under subsection (a) of this section.”
1997—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–33, § 5523(2), substituted “the Commissioner” for “him” after “determined by” in last sentence.
Pub. L. 105–33, § 5523(1), which directed insertion of comma after “subsection (a)(1)” in first sentence, was executed by making the insertion after “subsection (a) of this section” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–296in closing provisions substituted “Commissioner of Social Security” for “Secretary” and “the Commissioner may” for “he may”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–296substituted “Commissioner of Social Security” for “Secretary”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–296substituted “The Commissioner of Social Security is” for “The Secretary is”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 103–296substituted “Commissioner of Social Security” for “Secretary” in introductory provisions.
1990—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–508added subsec. (e).
1984—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 98–369, § 2663(g)(8), substituted “title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973” for “the Vocational Rehabilitation Act”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98–460, § 11(b), designated existing provisions of first sentence as cl. (1), added cls. (2) and (3), and inserted requirement that the determination that the vocational rehabilitation services contributed to the successful return of an individual to substantial gainful activity and the determination that an individual, without good cause, refused to continue to accept vocational rehabilitation services or failed to cooperate in such a manner as to preclude successful rehabilitation be made by the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with criteria determined by him in the same manner as under section 422 (d)(1) of this title.
Pub. L. 98–369, § 2663(g)(8), substituted “title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973” for “the Vocational Rehabilitation Act”.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2193(c)(8)(A), substituted “State agency administering the State program under subchapter V of this chapter (except for individuals who have not attained age 16 and except in such other cases” for “appropriate State agency administering the State plan under subsection (b) of this section, and (except in such cases”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2193(c)(8)(B), struck out subsec. (b) which provided criteria for approval of State plans.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2344, substituted “is authorized to reimburse” for “is authorized to pay to”, “for the costs incurred” for “the costs incurred”, and “individuals who are referred for such services pursuant to subsection (a) of this section if such services result in their performance of substantial gainful activity which lasts for a continuous period of nine months” for “individuals referred for such services pursuant to subsection (a) of this section” and inserted provision that determination of the amount to be reimbursed be made by the Commissioner of Social Security in accordance with criteria determined by him in the same manner as under section 422 (d)(1) of this title.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2193(c)(8)(B), struck out subsec. (e) which provided for payment by the Secretary to a State agency charged with administering a State plan under subsec. (b), of the costs incurred each fiscal year from Sept. 30, 1976, to Oct. 1, 1982, in carrying out such State plan.
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2193(a)(4)(A), inserted “and subject to section 2194(b)(3) of the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Act”.
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 97–35, § 2193(a)(4)(B), substituted “$24,070,000” for “$30,000,000”.
1980—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 96–272corrected the error under which subsec. (e) had been added as (c) by Pub. L. 94–566and, in subsec. (e)(1) as so designated, substituted “October 1, 1982” for “October 1, 1979”.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–566inserted “or, in the case of any such individual who has not attained age 16, to the appropriate State agency administering the State plan under subsection (b) of this section,” after “Vocational Rehabilitation Act,” and substituted “need for and utilization of the services” for “need for and utilization of the rehabilitation services”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–566added subsec. (b). Former subsec. (b) was split up and its parts were redistributed into subsecs. (c) and (d), respectively, and amended.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–566combined into subsec. (c) the existing provisions of subsec. (c) covering the refusal by referred individuals to accept services and added thereto a part of former subsec. (b) covering the required acceptance of vocational and rehabilitation services by the referred individual, and in that provision substituted “Every individual age 16 or over” for “Every individual”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–566redesignated as subsec. (d) the part of former subsec. (b) covering the payment by the Secretary to the State agency administering a State plan and in the provisions so redesignated substituted “administration of a State plan for vocational rehabilitation services approved under the Vocational Rehabilitation Act” for “administration of such State plan”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94–566added subsec. (e). See 1980 Amendment note above.
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–170effective with the first month following one year after Dec. 17, 1999, subject to section 101(d) ofPub. L. 106–170, see section 101(c) ofPub. L. 106–170, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1320b–19 of this title.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–33effective as if included in the enactment of title II of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–193, see section 5528(a) ofPub. L. 105–33, set out as a note under section 903 of this title.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–296effective Mar. 31, 1995, see section 110(a) ofPub. L. 103–296, set out as a note under section 401 of this title.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–508, title V, § 5037(b),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–226, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 5, 1990] and shall apply to claims for reimbursement pending on or after such date.”
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–460applicable with respect to individuals who receive benefits as a result of section 425 (b) orsection 1383 (a)(6) of this title, or who refuse to continue to accept rehabilitation services or fail to cooperate in an approved vocational rehabilitation program, in or after November 1984, see section 11(c) ofPub. L. 98–460, set out as a note under section 422 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–369effective July 18, 1984, but not to be construed as changing or affecting any right, liability, status, or interpretation which existed (under the provisions of law involved) before that date, see section 2664(b) ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 401 of this title.
Effective and Termination Dates of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2193(a)(4)(B),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 827, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective for fiscal year 1982.
For effective date, savings, and transitional provisions relating to amendments by section 2193(a)(4)(A) and (c)(8) ofPub. L. 97–35, see section 2194 ofPub. L. 97–35, set out as a note under section 701 of this title.
Pub. L. 97–35, title XXIII, § 2344,Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 867, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Oct. 1, 1981.
Effective Date

Pub. L. 92–603, title III, § 301,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1465, provided that this section is effective Jan. 1, 1974.
Publication of Criteria

Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 501(b),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2685, directed Secretary, within 120 days after Oct. 20, 1976, to publish criteria to be employed to determine disability (as defined in subsec. (a)(3) of this section) in the case of persons who have not attained the age of 18.
Application to Northern Mariana Islands

For applicability of this section to the Northern Mariana Islands, see section 502(a)(1) of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America and Proc. No. 4534, Oct. 24, 1977, 42 F.R. 6593, set out as notes under section 1801 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
Puerto Rico, Guam, and Virgin Islands

Enactment of provisions of Pub. L. 92–603, eff. Jan. 1, 1974, not applicable to Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, see section 303(b) ofPub. L. 92–603, set out as a note under section 301 of this title.

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