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SSA RIN: 0960-AH91 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Newer and Stronger Penalties (Conforming Changes)  

Section 813 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 establishes a new felony for conspiracy to commit Social Security fraud, increases felony penalties for individuals in positions of trust who defraud the SSA, increases the maximum civil monetary penalty that SSA can levy against individuals in a position of trust, and disqualifies individuals from receiving benefits during a trial work period if they are assessed a civil monetary penalty for concealing work activity.

Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 498   
Legal Authority: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 sec 813   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Faye Lipsky
Director, Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance
Social Security Administration
6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-8783

Ranju R. Shrestha
Office of the Inspector General
Social Security Administration
6401 Security Boulevard,
Woodlawn, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 966-4440