7 U.S. Code § 8786 - Prevention of deceased individuals receiving payments under farm commodity programs

(a) RegulationsNot later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations that—
describe the circumstances under which, in order to allow for the settlement of estates and for related purposes, payments may be issued in the name of a deceased individual; and
preclude the issuance of payments to, and on behalf of, deceased individuals that were not eligible for the payments.
(b) Coordination

At least twice each year, the Secretary shall reconcile the social security numbers of all individuals who receive payments under this chapter, whether directly or indirectly, with the Social Security Administration to determine if the individuals are alive.

(Pub. L. 110–234, title I, § 1611, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1018; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title I, § 1611, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1746.)
References in Text

The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this title”, meaning title I of Pub. L. 110–246, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Tables.


Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.