42 U.S. Code § 1382e - Supplementary assistance by State or subdivision to needy individuals

(a) Exclusion of cash payments in determination of income of individuals for purposes of eligibility for benefits; agreement by Commissioner and State for Commissioner to make supplementary payments on behalf of State or subdivision
Any cash payments which are made by a State (or political subdivision thereof) on a regular basis to individuals who are receiving benefits under this subchapter or who would but for their income be eligible to receive benefits under this subchapter, as assistance based on need in supplementation of such benefits (as determined by the Commissioner of Social Security), shall be excluded under section 1382a (b)(6) of this title in determining the income of such individuals for purposes of this subchapter and the Commissioner of Social Security and such State may enter into an agreement which satisfies subsection (b) of this section under which the Commissioner of Social Security will, on behalf of such State (or subdivision) make such supplementary payments to all such individuals.
(b) Agreement between Commissioner and State; contents
Any agreement between the Commissioner of Social Security and a State entered into under subsection (a) of this section shall provide—
(1) that such payments will be made (subject to subsection (c) of this section) to all individuals residing in such State (or subdivision) who are receiving benefits under this subchapter, and
(2) such other rules with respect to eligibility for or amount of the supplementary payments, and such procedural or other general administrative provisions, as the Commissioner of Social Security finds necessary (subject to subsection (c) of this section) to achieve efficient and effective administration of both the program which the Commissioner conducts under this subchapter and the optional State supplementation.
At the option of the State (but subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection), the agreement between the Commissioner of Social Security and such State entered into under subsection (a) of this section shall be modified to provide that the Commissioner of Social Security will make supplementary payments, on and after an effective date to be specified in the agreement as so modified, to individuals receiving benefits determined under section 1382 (e)(1)(B) of this title.
(c) Residence requirement by State or subdivision for supplementary payments; disregarding amounts of certain income by State or subdivision in determining eligibility for supplementary payments
(1) Any State (or political subdivision) making supplementary payments described in subsection (a) of this section may at its option impose as a condition of eligibility for such payments, and include in the State’s agreement with the Commissioner of Social Security under such subsection, a residence requirement which excludes individuals who have resided in the State (or political subdivision) for less than a minimum period prior to application for such payments.
(2) Any State (or political subdivision), in determining the eligibility of any individual for supplementary payments described in subsection (a) of this section, may disregard amounts of earned and unearned income in addition to other amounts which it is required or permitted to disregard under this section in determining such eligibility, and shall include a provision specifying the amount of any such income that will be disregarded, if any.
(3) Any State (or political subdivision) making supplementary payments described in subsection (a) of this section shall have the option of making such payments to individuals who receive benefits under this subchapter under the provisions of section 1382h of this title, or who would be eligible to receive such benefits but for their income.
(d) Payment to Commissioner by State of amount equal to expenditures by Commissioner as supplementary payments; time and manner of payment by State; fees for Federal administration of State supplementary payments
(1) Any State which has entered into an agreement with the Commissioner of Social Security under this section which provides that the Commissioner of Social Security will, on behalf of the State (or political subdivision), make the supplementary payments to individuals who are receiving benefits under this subchapter (or who would but for their income be eligible to receive such benefits), shall, in accordance with paragraph (5), pay to the Commissioner of Social Security an amount equal to the expenditures made by the Commissioner of Social Security as such supplementary payments, plus an administration fee assessed in accordance with paragraph (2) and any additional services fee charged in accordance with paragraph (3).
(2)
(A) The Commissioner of Social Security shall assess each State an administration fee in an amount equal to—
(i) the number of supplementary payments made by the Commissioner of Social Security on behalf of the State under this section for any month in a fiscal year; multiplied by
(ii) the applicable rate for the fiscal year.
(B) As used in subparagraph (A), the term “applicable rate” means—
(i) for fiscal year 1994, $1.67;
(ii) for fiscal year 1995, $3.33;
(iii) for fiscal year 1996, $5.00;
(iv) for fiscal year 1997, $5.00;
(v) for fiscal year 1998, $6.20;
(vi) for fiscal year 1999, $7.60;
(vii) for fiscal year 2000, $7.80;
(viii) for fiscal year 2001, $8.10;
(ix) for fiscal year 2002, $8.50; and
(x) for fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year—
(I) the applicable rate in the preceding fiscal year, increased by the percentage, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for the month of June of the calendar year of the increase exceeds the Consumer Price Index for the month of June of the calendar year preceding the calendar year of the increase, and rounded to the nearest whole cent; or
(II) such different rate as the Commissioner determines is appropriate for the State.
(C) Upon making a determination under subparagraph (B)(x)(II), the Commissioner of Social Security shall promulgate the determination in regulations, which may take into account the complexity of administering the State’s supplementary payment program.
(D) All fees assessed pursuant to this paragraph shall be transferred to the Commissioner of Social Security at the same time that amounts for such supplementary payments are required to be so transferred.
(3)
(A) The Commissioner of Social Security may charge a State an additional services fee if, at the request of the State, the Commissioner of Social Security provides additional services beyond the level customarily provided, in the administration of State supplementary payments pursuant to this section.
(B) The additional services fee shall be in an amount that the Commissioner of Social Security determines is necessary to cover all costs (including indirect costs) incurred by the Federal Government in furnishing the additional services referred to in subparagraph (A).
(4)
(A) The first $5 of each administration fee assessed pursuant to paragraph (2), upon collection, shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.
(B) That portion of each administration fee in excess of $5, and 100 percent of each additional services fee charged pursuant to paragraph (3), upon collection for fiscal year 1998 and each subsequent fiscal year, shall be credited to a special fund established in the Treasury of the United States for State supplementary payment fees. The amounts so credited, to the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts, shall be available to defray expenses incurred in carrying out this subchapter and related laws.
(5)
(A)
(i) Any State which has entered into an agreement with the Commissioner of Social Security under this section shall remit the payments and fees required under this subsection with respect to monthly benefits paid to individuals under this subchapter no later than—
(I) the business day preceding the date that the Commissioner pays such monthly benefits; or
(II) with respect to such monthly benefits paid for the month that is the last month of the State’s fiscal year, the fifth business day following such date.
(ii) The Commissioner may charge States a penalty in an amount equal to 5 percent of the payment and the fees due if the remittance is received after the date required by clause (i).
(B) The Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990 shall not apply to any payments or fees required under this subsection that are paid by a State before the date required by subparagraph (A)(i).
(C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A)(i), the Commissioner may make supplementary payments on behalf of a State with funds appropriated for payment of benefits under this subchapter, and subsequently to be reimbursed for such payments by the State at such times as the Commissioner and State may agree. Such authority may be exercised only if extraordinary circumstances affecting a State’s ability to make payment when required by subparagraph (A)(i) are determined by the Commissioner to exist.
(e) State standards; establishment; annual public review; annual certification; payments to individuals
(1) Each State shall establish or designate one or more State or local authorities which shall establish, maintain, and insure the enforcement of standards for any category of institutions, foster homes, or group living arrangements in which (as determined by the State) a significant number of recipients of supplemental security income benefits is residing or is likely to reside. Such standards shall be appropriate to the needs of such recipients and the character of the facilities involved, and shall govern such matters as admission policies, safety, sanitation, and protection of civil rights.
(2) Each State shall annually make available for public review a summary of the standards established pursuant to paragraph (1), and shall make available to any interested individual a copy of such standards, along with the procedures available in the State to insure the enforcement of such standards and a list of any waivers of such standards and any violations of such standards which have come to the attention of the authority responsible for their enforcement.
(3) Each State shall certify annually to the Commissioner of Social Security that it is in compliance with the requirements of this subsection.
(4) Payments made under this subchapter with respect to an individual shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of any supplementary payment (as described in subsection (a) of this section) or other payment made by a State (or political subdivision thereof) which is made for or on account of any medical or any other type of remedial care provided by an institution of the type described in paragraph (1) to such individual as a resident or an inpatient of such institution if such institution is not approved as meeting the standards described in such paragraph by the appropriate State or local authorities.

Source

(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XVI, § 1616, as added Pub. L. 92–603, title III, § 301,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1474; amended Pub. L. 93–233, § 14,Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 505(c), (d),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2687; Pub. L. 96–265, title II, § 201(b)(1),June 9, 1980, 94 Stat. 446; Pub. L. 97–35, title XXIII, § 2353(n),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 873; Pub. L. 99–272, title XII, § 12201(b),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 290; Pub. L. 103–66, title XIII, § 13731(a)(1),Aug. 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 660; Pub. L. 103–296, title I, § 107(a)(4),Aug. 15, 1994, 108 Stat. 1478; Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5102(a)(1), (b)(1)(A),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 595, 596; Pub. L. 105–78, title V, § 516(a)(1), (b)(1)(A),Nov. 13, 1997, 111 Stat. 1517, 1518; Pub. L. 106–170, title IV, § 410(a)(1),Dec. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 1916.)
References in Text

The Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (d)(5)(B), is Pub. L. 101–453, Oct. 24, 1990, 104 Stat. 1058. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1990 Amendment note set out under section 6501 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and Tables.
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 106–170, § 410(a)(1)(A), substituted “in accordance with paragraph (5)” for “at such times and in such installments as may be agreed upon between the Commissioner of Social Security and such State”.
Subsec. (d)(5). Pub. L. 106–170, § 410(a)(1)(B), added par. (5).
1997—Subsec. (d)(2)(B)(iii) to (x). Pub. L. 105–33, § 5102(a)(1)(A), andPub. L. 105–78, § 516(a)(1)(A), amended subpar. (B) identically, striking out “and” at end of cl. (iii), adding cls. (iv) to (x) and striking out former cl. (iv) which read as follows: “for fiscal year 1997 and each succeeding fiscal year, $5.00, or such different rate as the Commissioner of Social Security determines is appropriate for the State.”
Subsec. (d)(2)(C). Pub. L. 105–33, § 5102(a)(1)(B), andPub. L. 105–78, § 516(a)(1)(B), amended subpar. (C) identically, substituting “subparagraph (B)(x)(II)” for “subparagraph (B)(iv)”.
Subsec. (d)(4). Pub. L. 105–78, § 516(b)(1)(A), amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows:
“(4)(A) The first $5 of each administration fee assessed pursuant to paragraph (2), upon collection, shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.
“(B) That portion of each administration fee in excess of $5, and 100 percent of each additional services fee charged pursuant to paragraph (3), upon collection for fiscal year 1998 and each subsequent fiscal year, shall be credited to a special fund established in the Treasury of the United States for State supplementary payment fees. The amounts so credited, to the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts, shall be available to defray expenses incurred in carrying out this subchapter and related laws. The amounts so credited shall not be scored as receipts under section 902 of title 2, and the amounts so credited shall be credited as a discretionary offset to discretionary spending to the extent that the amounts so credited are made available for expenditure in appropriations Acts.”
Pub. L. 105–33, § 5102(b)(1)(A), amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows: “All administration fees and additional services fees collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.”
1994—Pub. L. 103–296substituted “Commissioner of Social Security” for “Secretary” wherever appearing and “the Commissioner conducts” for “he conducts” in subsec. (b)(2).
1993—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–66designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted before period at end “, plus an administration fee assessed in accordance with paragraph (2) and any additional services fee charged in accordance with paragraph (3)”, and added pars. (2) to (4).
1986—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–272inserted provision at end relating to modification of the agreement at the option of the State to provide for supplementary payments on and after an effective date specified in the agreement.
1981—Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 97–35struck out “, as a part of the services program planning procedures established pursuant to section 1397c of this title” after “available for public review”.
1980—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 96–265added par. (3).
1976—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94–566, § 505(d), added subsec. (e), effective Oct. 1, 1977. Pub. L. 94–566, § 505(c), repealed former subsec. (e) which provided for reduction of supplemental security income payments to individuals provided institutional medical or other remedial care, State financed under Federal grants for medical assistance, effective Oct. 1, 1976. See Effective Date of 1976 Amendment note below.
1973—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93–233added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–170, title IV, § 410(b),Dec. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 1917, as amended by Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(1) [title V, § 515], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–72, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section and provisions set out as a note under section 1382 of this title] shall apply to payments and fees arising under an agreement between a State and the Commissioner of Social Security under section 1616 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382e) or under section 212 ofPublic Law 93-66 (42 U.S.C. 1382 note) with respect to monthly benefits paid to individuals under title XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.] for months after September 2001 (October 2001 in the case of a State with a fiscal year that coincides with the Federal fiscal year), without regard to whether the agreement has been modified to reflect such amendments or the Commissioner has promulgated regulations implementing such amendments.”
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 1993 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–66, title XIII, § 13731(b),Aug. 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 661, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and provisions set out as a note under section 1382 of this title] shall apply to supplementary payments made pursuant to section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e (a)] or section 212(a) ofPublic Law 93–66 [set out as a note under section 1382 of this title] for any calendar month beginning after September 30, 1993, and to services furnished after such date, regardless of whether regulations to implement such amendments have been promulgated by such date, or whether any agreement entered into under such section 1616(a) or such section 212 (a) has been modified.”
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–35effective Oct. 1, 1981, except as otherwise explicitly provided, see section 2354 ofPub. L. 97–35, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1397 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–265effective Jan. 1, 1981, see section 201(d) ofPub. L. 96–265, as amended, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1382h of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by section 505(c) ofPub. L. 94–566effective Oct. 1, 1976, see section 505(e) ofPub. L. 94–566, set out as a note under section 1382 of this title.
Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 505(d),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2687, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Oct. 1, 1977.
Effective Date

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

Pub. L. 105–78, title V, § 516(b)(2),Nov. 13, 1997, 111 Stat. 1519, provided that: “From amounts credited pursuant to section 1616(d)(4)(B) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e (d)(4)(B)] and section 212(b)(3)(D)(ii) ofPublic Law 93–66 [set out as a note under section 1382 of this title] to the special fund established in the Treasury of the United States for State supplementary payment fees, there is authorized to be appropriated an amount not to exceed $35,000,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year thereafter, for administrative expenses in carrying out the supplemental security income program under title XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.] and related laws.”
Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5102(b)(2),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 597, provided that: “From amounts credited pursuant to section 1616(d)(4)(B) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e (d)(4)(B)] and section 212(b)(3)(D)(ii) ofPublic Law 93–66 [set out as a note under section 1382 of this title] to the special fund established in the Treasury of the United States for State supplementary payment fees, there is authorized to be appropriated an amount not to exceed $35,000,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year thereafter.”
Period Within Which California May Make Cash Payments in Lieu of Food Stamps to Recipients of Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Pub. L. 95–458, § 5(b),Oct. 14, 1978, 92 Stat. 1261, provided that: “No additional cash payment under title XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.] may be made pursuant to the third sentence of section 8(d) ofPublic Law 93–233 (as added by subsection (a) of this section) [amending a note under this section] for any month beginning before October 1, 1978, or ending after September 30, 1979.”
Eligibility of Supplemental Security Income Recipients for Food Stamps

Pub. L. 93–233, § 8(c),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 957, as amended by Pub. L. 95–113, title XIII, § 1302(a)(3),Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 979, provided that: “For purposes of section 6(g) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 [now the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008] [section 2015 (g) of Title 7, Agriculture] and subsections (b)(3) [set out as a note under section 612c of Title 7] and (f) [set out below] of this section, the level of State supplementary payment under section 1616(a) [42 U.S.C. 1382e (a)] shall be found by the Secretary to have been specifically increased so as to include the bonus value of food stamps (1) only if, prior to October 1, 1973, the State has entered into an agreement with the Secretary or taken other positive steps which demonstrate its intention to provide supplementary payments under section 1616(a) [42 U.S.C. 1382e (a)] at a level which is at least equal to the maximum level which can be determined under section 401(b)(1) of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 [set out as a note under this section] and which is such that the limitation on State fiscal liability under section 401 [set out as a note under this section] does result in a reduction in the amount which would otherwise be payable to the Secretary by the State, and (2) only with respect to such months as the State may, at its option, elect.”
[Pub. L. 95–113, title XIII, § 1302(b),Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 979, provided that the amendment of section 8(c) ofPub. L. 93–233by section 1302(a)(3) ofPub. L. 95–113is effective Oct. 1, 1977.]
Pub. L. 93–233, § 8(d),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 957, as added by Pub. L. 94–379, § 1(a),Aug. 10, 1976, 90 Stat. 1111, and amended by Pub. L. 95–458, § 5(a),Oct. 14, 1978, 92 Stat. 1260; Pub. L. 97–18, § 2,June 30, 1981, 95 Stat. 102; Pub. L. 97–35, title XXIII, § 2342(a),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 866, provided that: “Upon the request of a State, the Secretary shall find, for purposes of the provisions specified in subsection (c) [set out above], that the level of such State’s supplementary payments of the type described in section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e (a)] has been specifically increased for any month so as to include the bonus value of food stamps (and that such State meets the applicable requirements of subsection (c)(1)) if—
“(1) the Secretary has found (under this subsection or subsection (c), as in effect in December 1980) that such State’s supplementary payments in December 1980 were increased to include the bonus value of food stamps; and
“(2) such State continues without interruption to meet the requirements of section 1618 of such Act [section 1382g of this title] for each month after the month referred to in paragraph (1) and up to and including the month for which the Secretary is making the determination.”
[Pub. L. 97–18, § 2,June 30, 1981, 95 Stat. 102, provided that the amendment of section 8(d) ofPub. L. 93–233, set out above, by Pub. L. 97–18is effective for the period July 1, 1981, to Aug. 31, 1981.]
[Pub. L. 97–35, title XXIII, § 2342(b),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 866, provided that the amendment of section 8(d) ofPub. L. 93–233, set out above, by section 2342(a) ofPub. L. 97–35is effective July 1, 1981.]
Adjusted Payment Level; Payment Level Modification

Pub. L. 93–233, § 8(e), formerly § 8(d),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 957, as renumbered § 8(e) by Pub. L. 94–379, § 1(a),Aug. 10, 1976, 90 Stat. 1111, provided that: “Section 401(b)(1) of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 [set out below] is amended by striking out everything after the word ‘exceed’ and inserting in lieu thereof: ‘a payment level modification (as defined in paragraph (2) of this subsection) with respect to such plans’.”
Pub. L. 93–233, § 8(f), formerly § 8(e),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 957, as amended by Pub. L. 93–335, § 1(b),July 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 291; Pub. L. 94–44, § 3(b),June 28, 1975, 89 Stat. 235; Pub. L. 94–365, § 2(2),July 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 990, and renumbered § 8(f) and amended by Pub. L. 94–379, § 1(a), (b),Aug. 10, 1976, 90 Stat. 1111; Pub. L. 95–59, § 3(2),June 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 255; Pub. L. 95–113, title XIII, § 1302(a)(4),Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 979, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (e) [set out above] shall not be effective in any State which provides supplementary payments of the type described in section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e (a)] the level of which has been found by the Secretary to have been specifically increased so as to include the bonus value of food stamps.”
[Amendment of section 8 (e) [now § 8(f)] of Pub. L. 93–233by section 1(b) ofPub. L. 93–335, effective July 1, 1974, see section 1(c) ofPub. L. 93–335, set out as a note below.]
[Pub. L. 93–335, § 1(c),July 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 291, provided that amendments by section 1(a), (b) ofPub. L. 93–335to section 8 (a)(1), (2), (b)(1)–(3), and (e) of Pub. L. 93–233, Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 956, set out as notes under this section and sections 612c, 1431 and 2012 of Title 7, Agriculture, is effective as of July 1, 1974.]
[Pub. L. 95–59, § 3,June 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 255, provided that the amendment of section 8(f) ofPub. L. 93–233, set out above, by section 3(2) ofPub. L. 95–59is effective July 1, 1977.]
[Pub. L. 95–113, title XIII, § 1302(b),Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 979, provided that the amendment of section 8(f) ofPub. L. 93–233, set out above, by section 1302(a)(4) ofPub. L. 95–113is effective Oct. 1, 1977.]
Commodity Distribution Program: Individual Receiving Supplemental Security Income Benefits as Member of Household for any Purpose of Program

Individual receiving supplemental security income benefits or payments as part of benefits or payments described in subsec. (a) of this section as member of a household for any purpose of the food distribution program, see section 4(c) ofPub. L. 93–86, set out as a note under section 612c of Title 7, Agriculture.
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.
Limitation on Fiscal Liability of States for Payment to Secretary of Supplementary Payments Made by Secretary Pursuant to Agreement

Pub. L. 92–603, title IV, § 401,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1485, as amended by Pub. L. 93–233, § 18(h),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 969; Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 504(a),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2686; Pub. L. 94–585§ 2(b),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2902; Pub. L. 97–248, title I, § 184(a),Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 406; Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4115(c)(1)(A)(ii), (vi), (B)(iv),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1109; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4115(c)(1)(A)(ii), (vi), (B)(iv),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1870, 1871, provided that:
“(a)(1) The amount payable to the Secretary by a State for any fiscal year, other than fiscal year 1974, pursuant to its agreement or agreements under section 1616 of the Social Security Act [this section] shall not exceed the non-Federal share of expenditures as aid or assistance for quarters in the calendar year 1972 under the plans of the State approved under titles I, X, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq., 1381 et seq.] (as defined in subsection (c) of this section), and the amount payable for fiscal year 1974 pursuant to such agreement or agreements shall not exceed one-half of the non-Federal share of such expenditures.
“(2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection shall only apply with respect to that portion of the supplementary payments made by the Secretary on behalf of the State under such agreements in any fiscal year which does not exceed in the case of any individual the difference between—
“(A) the adjusted payment level under the appropriate approved plan of such State as in effect for January 1972 (as defined in subsection (b) of this section), and
“(B) the benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.] (subject to the second sentence of this paragraph), plus income not excluded under section 1612(b) of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1382a (b)] in determining such benefits, paid to such individual in such fiscal year,
and shall not apply with respect to supplementary payments to any individual who (i) is not required by section 1616 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1382e] to be included in any such agreement administered by the Secretary and (ii) would have been ineligible (for reasons other than income) for payments under the appropriate approved State plan as in effect for January 1972. In determining the difference between the level specified in subparagraph (A) and the benefits and income described in subparagraph (B) there shall be excluded any part of any such benefit which results from (and would not be payable but for) any cost-of-living increase in such benefits under section 1617 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1382f] (or any general increase enacted by law in the dollar amounts referred to in such section) becoming effective after June 30, 1977.
“(b)(1) For purposes of subsection (a), the term ‘adjusted payment level under the appropriate approved plan of a State as in effect for January 1972’ means the amount of the money payment which an individual with no other income would have received under the plan of such State approved under title I, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq., 1381 et seq.], as may be appropriate, and in effect for January 1972; except that the State may, at its option, increase such payment level with respect to any such plan by an amount which does not exceed the sum of—
“(A) a payment level modification (as defined in paragraph (2) of this subsection) with respect to such plan, and
“(B) the bonus value of food stamps [probably should be “benefits”] in such State for January 1972 (as defined in paragraph (3) of this subsection).
“(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘payment level modification’ with respect to any State plan means that amount by which a State which for January 1972 made money payments under such plan to individuals with no other income which were less than 100 per centum of its standard of need could have increased such money payments without increasing (if it reduced its standard of need under such plan so that such increased money payments equaled 100 per centum of such standard of need) the non-Federal share of expenditures as aid or assistance for quarters in calendar year 1972 under the plans of such State approved under titles I, X, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq., 1381 et seq.].
“(3) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘bonus value of benefits in a State for January 1972’ (with respect to an individual) means—
“(A) the face value of the benefit allotment which would have been provided to such an individual under the Food Stamp Act of 1964 [now the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.] for January 1972, reduced by
“(B) the charge which such an individual would have paid for such benefit allotment,
if the income of such individual, for purposes of determining the charge it would have paid for its benefit allotment, had been equal to the adjusted payment level under the State plan (including any payment level modification with respect to the plan adopted pursuant to paragraph (2) (but not including any amount under this paragraph)). The total face value of benefits and the cost thereof in January 1972 shall be determined in accordance with rules prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture in effect in such month.
“(c) For purposes of this section, the term ‘non-Federal share of expenditures as aid or assistance for quarters in the calendar year 1972 under the plans of a State approved under titles I, X, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act’ [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq., 1381 et seq.] means the difference between—
“(1) the total expenditures in such quarters under such plans for aid or assistance (excluding expenditures authorized under section 1119 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1319] for repairing the home of an individual who was receiving aid or assistance under one of such plans (as such section was in effect prior to the enactment of this Act)), and
“(2) the total of the amounts determined under sections 3, 1003, 1403, and 1603 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 303, 1203, 1353; 1383 note], under section 1118 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1318], and under section 9 of the Act of April 19, 1950 [25 U.S.C. 639], for such State with respect to such expenditures in such quarters.
“(d) In addition to the amount which a State must pay to the Secretary for the fiscal year 1983 or the fiscal year 1984, as determined under subsection (a), the State shall also pay, for the fiscal year 1983, 60 percent of the further amount that would be payable but for the limit specified in subsection (a), and, for the fiscal year 1984, 80 percent of such further amount. For each fiscal year thereafter, the limit prescribed in subsection (a) shall be inapplicable and a State shall pay to the Secretary the full amount of any supplementary payments he makes on behalf of such State.”
[Amendment of section 401(a)(2) ofPub. L. 92–603, set out above, by Pub. L. 94–585inserting parenthetical text in subpar. (B) and enacting last sentence, such amendments being identical to amendments by Pub. L. 94–566less the words “and before July 1, 1979” following “June 30, 1977”, effective with respect to benefits payable for months after June 1977, see section 2(c) ofPub. L. 94–585, set out as a note under section 1382g of this title.]
[Amendment of section 401(a)(2) ofPub. L. 92–603, set out above, by Pub. L. 94–566inserting parenthetical text in subpar. (B) and enacting last sentence effective under provisions of Pub. L. 94–566, title V, § 504(b),Oct. 20, 1976, 90 Stat. 2686, with respect to benefits payable for months after June 1977.]
[Amendment of section 401 ofPub. L. 92–603, set out above, by section 18(h) ofPub. L. 93–233effective Jan. 1, 1974, see section 18(z–3)(1) of Pub. L. 93–233.]
[Pub. L. 97–248, title I, § 184(b),Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 406, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending section 401 ofPub. L. 92–603, set out above] shall become effective on the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 3, 1982].”]
Transitional Administration of Programs by State Pursuant to Agreement Between State and Secretary

Pub. L. 92–603, title IV, § 402,Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1487, as amended by Pub. L. 93–233, § 18(i),Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 970, provided that: “In order for a State to be eligible for any payments pursuant to title IV, V, XVI, or XIX of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 601 et seq., 701 et seq., 1381 et seq., 1396 et seq.] with respect to expenditures for the third and fourth quarters in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and any quarter in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and for the purpose of providing an orderly transition from State to Federal administration of the Supplemental Security Income Program, such State shall enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare [now Health and Human Services] under which the State agencies responsible for administering or for supervising the administration of the plans approved under titles I, X, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq., 1381 et seq.] will, on behalf of the Secretary, administer all or such part or parts of the program established by section 301 of this Act [enacting this subchapter], during such portion of the third and fourth quarters of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and any quarter of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, as may be provided in such agreement.”
Election of Payments Under Combined State Plan Rather Than Separate Plans

Pub. L. 87–543, § 141(b),July 25, 1962, 76 Stat. 205, provided that: “No payment may be made to a State under title I, X, or XIV of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 301 et seq., 1201 et seq., 1351 et seq.] for any period for which such State receives any payments under title XVI of such Act or any period thereafter.”
Overpayment or Underpayment Adjustments

Pub. L. 87–543, § 141(f),July 25, 1962, 76 Stat. 205, provided that: “In the case of any State which has a State plan approved under title XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.], any overpayment or underpayment which the Secretary determines was made to such State under section 3, 1003, or 1403 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 303, 1203, 1353] with respect to a period before the approval of the plan under such title XVI, and with respect to which adjustment has not been already made under subsection (b) of such section 3, 1003, or 1403, shall, for purposes of section 1603(b) of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1383 (b) prior to its omission on Oct. 30, 1972], be considered an overpayment or underpayment (as the case may be) made under section 1603 of such Act [42 U.S.C. 1383 as it existed prior to Oct. 30, 1972].”

 

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