Jun 14, 2012

Appropriations Process Begins In Earnest

     The Labor-HHS Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee has marked up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 appropriations bill that covers the Social Security Administration. This is from the Subcommittee's summary of the bill as marked up:
Social Security Program Integrity.—The bill includes $1.024 billion, an increase of $268 million for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to conduct continuing disability reviews and redeterminations of nonmedical eligibility under the Supplemental Security Income program. This investment will save approximately $8.1 billion over 10 years for the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs, a return on investment of $8 for every $1 spent.
     The rest of the summary is unclear on Social Security's overall budget.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Charles, you should have kept reading:

Disability Hearings at SSA.—The bill includes $11.736 billion, a $290 million increase, for SSA’s administrative expenses. This increase will support SSA’s efforts to eliminate the disability hearings backlog by the end of fiscal year 2013.