H. R. 6358

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to require the Commissioner of Social Security to enter into agreements with States to share data related to individuals subject to guardianship, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 6358 IH: Senior Guardianship Social Security Protection Act of 2022

U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-10

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6358

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2022

Mr. Crist

(for himself and

Ms. Mace

) introduced the following bill

January 10, 2022

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to require the Commissioner of Social Security to enter into agreements with States to share data related to individuals subject to guardianship, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Senior Guardianship Social Security Protection Act of 2022

.

2.

Information sharing related to State guardianship status

(a)

In general

Section 205(j)(11) of the Social Security Act (

42 U.S.C. 405(j)(11)

) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C) and by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:

(B)

The Commissioner of Social Security shall—

(i)

enter into agreements with each State for the purpose of sharing and matching data, on an automated monthly basis, in the system of records of the Social Security Administration with the system of records of each State to identify individuals subject to guardianship in the State who, with respect to such month, are entitled to benefits under this title that are certified for payment to a representative payee; and

(ii)

in any case in which the guardianship arrangement for such an individual has changed in such month, redetermine the appropriate representative payee for such individual.

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (C) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)), by amending clause (i) to read as follows—

(i)

the term

State

(I)

when used in subparagraph (A), has the meaning given such term for purposes of part E of title IV; and

(II)

when used in subparagraph (B), has the meaning given such term for purposes of subtitle B of title XX;

.

(b)

Report

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 6 months thereafter, the Administrator of the Social Security Administration shall submit to Congress a report containing the number of social security payments that are being diverted to non-family members as representative payees, broken down by State.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to months beginning on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.