FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Harry M. Seidman
Phone: 202. 480. 2085
New Bipartisan Law Calls for ACUS Study on Information Sharing Between the Social Security Administration and States
Washington, D.C., April 16, 2018 – On Friday April 13, 2018, the President signed into law the bipartisan “Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” which takes several measures to protect vulnerable Social Security recipients whose funds are managed by a representative payee. Included in the protections found in this law is a requirement that the Administrative Conference of the United States conduct a study on the opportunities, barriers, and implementation of information sharing between the Social Security Administration and State courts and agencies. This provision follows a 2014 ACUS study on the representative payee program which was requested by the Social Security Administration. Earlier in 2018, the Social Security Advisory Board also drew on this report while issuing recommendations which include the consideration of information sharing.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector.
Learn more about ACUS at www.acus.gov.