42 U.S. Code § 304 - Stopping payment on deviation from required provisions of plan or failure to comply therewith
In the case of any State plan which has been approved under this subchapter by the Secretary, if the Secretary, after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing to the State agency administering or supervising the administration of such plan, finds—
(1) that the plan has been so changed as to impose any age, residence, or citizenship requirement prohibited by section 302 (b) of this title, or that in the administration of the plan any such prohibited requirement is imposed, with the knowledge of such State agency, in a substantial number of cases; or
(2) that in the administration of the plan there is a failure to comply substantially with any provision required by section 302 (a) of this title to be included in the plan;
the Secretary shall notify such State agency that further payments will not be made to the State (or, in his discretion, that payments will be limited to categories under or parts of the State plan not affected by such failure) until the Secretary is satisfied that such prohibited requirement is no longer so imposed, and that there is no longer any such failure to comply. Until he is so satisfied he shall make no further payments to such State (or shall limit payments to categories under or parts of the State plan not affected by such failure).
Source(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title I, § 4,49 Stat. 622; Aug. 28, 1950, ch. 809, title III, pt. 6, § 361(c), (d),64 Stat. 558; 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 1, §§ 5, 8, eff. Apr. 11, 1953, 18 F.R. 2053, 67 Stat. 631; Pub. L. 86–778, title VI, § 601(e),Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 991; Pub. L. 90–248, title II, § 245,Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 918; Pub. L. 96–88, title V, § 509(b),Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 695.)
Repeal of Section
Pub. L. 92–603, title III, § 303(a), (b),Oct. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 1484, provided that this section is repealed effective Jan. 1, 1974, except with respect to Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
1968—Pub. L. 90–248inserted “(or, in his discretion, that payments will be limited to categories under or parts of the State plan not affected by such failure)” after “further payments will not be made to the State” and substituted in last sentence “further payments to such State (or shall limit payments to categories under or parts of the State plan not affected by such failure)” for “further certification to the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to such State”.
1960—Pub. L. 86–778substituted “State plan which has been approved under this subchapter” for “State plan for old-age assistance which has been approved”.
1950—Act Aug. 28, 1950, substituted “Administrator” for “Board”, and “he”, “him”, or “his” for “it”, or “its”, wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1960 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 86–778effective Oct. 1, 1960, see section 604 ofPub. L. 86–778, set out as a note under section 301 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
Functions of Federal Security Administrator transferred to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and all agencies of Federal Security Agency transferred to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare by section 5 of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953, set out as a note under section 3501 of this title. Federal Security Agency and office of Administrator abolished by section 8 of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953. Secretary and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary and Department of Health and Human Services by section 509(b) ofPub. L. 96–88which is classified to section 3508 (b) of Title 20, Education.