SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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 a number of information gathering activities that have already been submitted 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 for which comments are sought are listed in a notice in the September 25, 2020, Federal Register (85 Fed. Reg. 60509). Comments may be mailed or faxed to the addresses and numbers listed in the notice.

Comments due by October 26, 2020. Comments are due by October 26, 2020, for the following items, which already have been submitted to the OMB for consideration: Government Pension Questionnaire (SSA-3885); RS/DI Quality Review Case Analysis: Sampled Number Holder; Auxiliaries/Survivors; Parent; and Stewardship Annual Earnings Test (SSA-2930, SSA-2931, SSA-2935, SSA-L8550-U3 through SSA-L8554-U3, SSA-85, SSA-8552, SSA-8510); Application for Benefits under a U.S. International Social Security Agreement (SSA-2490-BK); Employee Identification Statement (SSA-4156); SSI Notice of Interim Assistance Reimbursement (IAR); Appeal of Determination for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1021); Request for Medical Treatment in an SSA Employee Health Facility: Patient Self-Administered or Staff Administered Care (SSA-5072); and Medicare Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount—Life-Changing Event Form (SSA-44).

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