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SSA RIN: 0960-AH93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Closure of Unintended Loopholes (Conforming Changes to Regulations on Presumed Filing and Voluntary Suspension) 
Abstract:

Section 831 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, closes several loopholes in our program rules regarding deemed filing, dual entitlement, and benefit suspension in order to prevent individuals from obtaining larger benefits than Congress intended.  Regulatory changes are needed to conform our regulations on presumed filing and voluntary suspension.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.623    20 CFR 404.313   
Legal Authority: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 sec 831   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Section 831 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, closes several loopholes in our program rules regarding deemed filing, dual entitlement, and benefit suspension in order to prevent individuals from obtaining larger benefits than Congress intended. Regulatory changes are needed to conform our regulations on presumed filing and voluntary suspension.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Section 831(a) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 amends the Social security Act at sec. 202(r). Section 831(b) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 amends the Social Security Act to add sec. 202(z).

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Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
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
Email: faye.lipsky@ssa.gov