Although the final comment period closed on April 29, 1985, the three Departments accepted and considered all comments on the NPRM received by June 11, 1985.
Comments on the NPRM were received from 53 parties, 38 States, 6 client advocate groups, 4 local or county welfare agencies, 4 Federal agencies and 1 private citizen.
OCSE-AT-86-06 March 25, 1986 TO: STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT: Income and Eligibility Verification Procedures for Food Stamps, AFDC, State Administered Adult Assistance, Medicaid and Unemployment Compensation Programs ATTACHMENT: Attached are final regulations issued jointly by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture and Labor. Participating programs are required to share information to assist in the Child Support Enforcement program.
98-369, the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, which requires Federally funded public assistance and unemployment compensation agencies to establish an income and eligibility verification system to make more accurate eligibility determinations and benefit payments by exchanging information with each other.
The Unemployment Compensation program under Title III of the Social Security Act.
We have maintained that approach in these final rules with a single preamble authored by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), responding to public assistance program issues followed by the individual regulations.
A separate discussion authored by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) addressing issues specific to State UC agencies follows the discussion of issues directly relating to the public assistance programs. Public Assistance Programs The provisions of the NPRM that specified the required timeframes for State welfare agency use of the IEVS data received the most comments.
The Federal agencies have considered the comments and have: (a) Revised the requirements that information on applicants be requested and used during the application period; and (b) modified the timeframe for requesting and acting on information on recipients.
________________________________________ Deputy Director Office of Child Support Enforcement DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 271, 272, 273 and 275 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Employment and Training Administration 2O CFR Part 6O3 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Care Financing Administration 42 CFR Parts 431 and 435 Social Security Administration 45 CFR Parts 205, 206 and 232 Income and Eligibility Verification Procedures for Food Stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, State Administered Adult Assistance, Medicaid and Unemployment Compensation Programs AGENCIES: Food and Nutrition Service Department of Agriculture Health Care Financing Administration and Social Security Administration, Department of Health and Human Services Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor Action: Final rule SUMMARY: These final regulations implement changes made in the following programs: 1.
The Food Stamp Program under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended: 2.