SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities
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Monday, March 22, 2021

SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Social Security Administration is soliciting comments from the public regarding numerous information gathering activities that either are still pending at the agency or have already been submitted for approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance.

Specifically, the SSA wants feedback on the need for the information solicited and its practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the manner in which the information is collected; and ways to minimize the burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

The information gathering activities collection for which comments are sought is listed in a notice in the March 1, 2021, Federal Register (86 Fed. Reg. 12068). Comments may be mailed or faxed to the addresses and numbers listed in the notice.

Comments due by March 31, 2021. Comments are due by March 31, 2021, for the following items, which have already been submitted to the OMB for approval: Letter to Employer Requesting Information About Wages Earned By Beneficiary (SSA-L725); Request for Review of Hearing Decision/Order (HA-520, i520); Authorization to Disclose Information to SSA (SSA-827, i827); and State Death Match Collections.

Comments due by April 30, 2021. Comments are due by April 30, 2021, for the following items, which have not yet been submitted to the OMB for approval: Certification by Religious Group (SSA-1458); Filing Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act; Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020, i1020); and Rules of Conduct and Standards of Responsibility for Appointed Representatives.

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