PL 100-50 Higher Education Technical Amendments Act of 1987 (enacted 6/3/87)

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Section 479B(a) excludes any student financial assistance received under this provision as I&R in determining eligibility in Federal assistance programs.

PL 100-71 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1987 (enacted 7/11/87)

Title II makes SSA appropriations for FY 1987, including payments for the Trust Funds, special benefits for disabled coal miners, SSI and the LAE account.

PL 100-77 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (enacted 7/22/87)

Section 201 establishes the Interagency Council on the Homeless (succeeding the Federal Task Force of HHS, as stated in Section 206).
Section 202(a)(16) states that heads of Federal agencies designated by the Council will participate.
Section 203 provides that the Council will monitor, coordinate and evaluate current programs and activities to maximize resources and prevent duplication, and disseminate information relating to the homeless; requires each participating Federal agency to submit an annual report to Congress and this Council; requires this Council to submit an annual report to the President and Congress; these reports to be submitted beginning on or before 10/22/87.
Section 205 authorizes this Council to directly obtain necessary information from any Federal agency.
Section 209 states this Council will terminate 3 years after this enactment date.
Section 611 provides for RP services for individuals who are deemed chronically mentally ill; effective 7/22/87.

PL 100-86 Competitive Equality Banking Act or 1987 (enacted 8/10/87)

Title X - Government Checks
Section 1001 requires GAO to conduct a study on the extent to which individuals who receive Treasury checks have difficulty in cashing these checks, and to submit a report to the Senate and House Committees on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs by 2/10/88.
Section 1002 establishes a 12-month limit on the negotiability of a Treasury check.
Section 1003 provides that any checks unnegotiated within 12 months (18 months for checks issued prior to the enactment of this provision) shall be canceled, and the funds returned to the agency of issuance; any unclaimed funds will be deposited to the miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury.
Section 1004 provides that the Federal government can recover funds from a forged Treasury check within 1 year.
Section 1005 allows the Sec. to recertify canceled Treasury checks; effective 2/10/88.

PL 100-119 Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (enacted 9/29/87)

Increased the debt ceiling to $2.8 trillion; amends the mechanism for triggering the automatic sequestration of funds, which was invalidated by the Supreme Court, and provides new deficit reduction targets for FY 1988 - FY 1993; no changes were made in the provisions for counting OASDI revenues and expenditures in measuring the Federal deficit (or surplus) or in the provisions exempting Social Security benefits, SSI assistance and DDS administrative expenses from the sequestration provisions of the GRH procedures.

Continuing Appropriation Resolutions

PL 100-120 (10/1/87 - 11/10/87) (9/30/87)
PL 100-162 (10/10/87 - 12/16/87) (11/10/87)
PL 100-193 (12/16/87 - 12/18/87) (12/16/87)
Making continuing appropriations for FY 1988 at FY 1987 levels until enactment of permanent FY 1988 appropriations. 

PL100-139 Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Distribution of Judgment Funds Act of 1987 (enacted 10/26/87)

Section 4(h)(6) provides that the benefits allowed under this Act may not be used as a basis for denial of eligibility for Federal programs, including SSI.

PL 100-175 Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987 (enacted 11/29/87)

Section 155 authorizes the Administration on Aging to obtain information on the eligibility requirements for food stamps, Medicaid and SSI, and to distribute this information to State agencies; appropriates $10 million for each FY 89 and FY 90, and as much as needed for FY 91; requires a report to Congress in 1991; requires outreach programs to identify older individuals of greatest need who are not receiving assistance and to inform them of the requirements and assist them in the application process; effective 10/1/87.
Section 191 requires the Sec. of Labor to develop a reweighted CPI for retired Americans aged 62 and over, and to submit a report by 5/26/87 which includes a retrospective comparative analysis of the reweighted CPI for the aged and other CPIs over the past 10 years.

PL 100-191 Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1987 (enacted 12/15/87)

Section 591 revises existing statute regarding appointment and duties of independent counsels; permits AG to conduct preliminary investigation upon grounds of violation of Federal criminal law; applies to the COSS.

PL 100-199 Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2004 and for other purposes (enacted 12/21/87)

Title II provides $21 million for Federal OASI and DI Trust Funds; gives $26 billion to SSA for carrying out Titles XI and XVI, including payment to the Trust Funds for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, for making necessary benefit payment to individuals under Title XVI for unanticipated costs; $12 billion for carrying out Title XVI for the first quarter of FY 2005; $8.2 billion for LAE account. 

PL 100-202 Making Further Continuing Appropriations for FY 1988 and For Other Purposes (enacted 12/22/87)

Title II - Department of Health and Human Services
Provides $649 million to BL Fund as well as a 2 percent increase in BL benefits; continues funding for benefits of members of the uniformed services under section 229(b) of the Social Security Act; $105 million for Federal OASI  and DI Trust Funds; $663 million for continued implementation of Title IV of Federal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977; $250 million for making benefit payments under Title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 for the first quarter of fiscal year 1989; $9.5 billion to SSA for carrying out Titles XI and XVI, including payment to the Trust Funds for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) of Social Security Act, for making necessary benefit payment to individuals under Title XVI for unanticipated costs; $3 billion for carrying out Title XVI for the first quarter of FY 1992; $3.5 billion for LAE account.

Title VI - General Provisions
Section 625 directs OMB to promulgate regulations that extend the voluntary leave transfer program for Federal employees.
Section 110(a)(1) provides a 2 percent increase in the rates of pay under the GS and other statutory pay systems.

PL 100-203 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (enacted 12/22/87)

Title II - National Economic Commission  (NEC)
Section 2104
grants powers of the NEC including the authority to request the head of any agency to make available their facilities and services as well as detail any agency personnel to the NEC, on a non-reimbursable basis, to help it in carrying out its duties.

Title IV - Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health Related Programs
Section 4033 permits disabled individuals to renew entitlement to effect Medicare after gainful employment without a - year waiting period; effective for months beginning after end of 60 day period beginning on date of enactment.
Section 4037 requires hearings conducted under section 1869 of the Social Security Act be conducted by ALJs from OHA; not later than six months after enactment.
Section 4082 provides for expedited administrative hearings where there are no material issues of facts in dispute, only issues of law. GAO will conduct study concerning the cost effectiveness of requiring hearings under Part B of Title XVIII before having a hearing before ALJ. Report is due not later than 6/30/89.

Title IX - Income Security and Related Programs
Section 9001 amends the IRC and Title II of the Social Security Act to include inactive duty military training as covered employment; effective for remuneration paid after 12/31/87effective for remuneration period after 12/31/87.
Section 9002 amends the OASDI program and IRC to treat as covered wages all cash pay of agricultural employees whose employers spend $2,500 or more a year for agricultural labor for remuneration paid after 12/31/87; effective for remuneration paid after 12/31/87.
Section 9003 considers employer payments into an employee life insurance plan as covered wages if such payments are included in the employees' gross income under the IRC; effective for insurance in effect after 12/31/87.
Section 9004 includes as covered employment services performed by one spouse in the employ of the other spouse, except for domestic services performed in the employer spouse's home; effective for remuneration paid after 12/31/87.
Section 9005 includes as covered employment services of a child, between the ages of 18 and 21, performed in a parent's employ; requires a child to be 21 before service outside the employing parent's trade or business or domestic service in the parent's home will be considered employment; effective 12/31/87.
Section 9006 includes employee tips within the wages on which social security employer taxes are based; effective 1/1/88.
Section 9007 reduces survivors' benefits that are made to offset government pensions applicable to Federal employees receiving pensions under the FERS or the CSRS, unless their pensions are based on at least 5 years of service after 1987; effective for benefits for months after 12/87.
Section 9009 extends for 1 year, or until 6/89, the continuation of disability benefits pending an individual's appeal of the termination of such benefits.
Section 9010 extends from 15 months to 36 months an individual's eligibility for disability benefits following his or her engagement in trial work, unless such individual has engaged in SGA in 3 of those months; effective 1/1/88.
Section 9021 eliminates rule that required attorney's fees in excess of $1,500, for representing claimants who appeal SSA decisions, be approved by the regional office of the SSA rather than by the ALJ; prohibits the issuance of new attorney fee regulations prior to 7/1/89; directs HHS and GAO to conduct a joint study on the issue and report their findings to Congress by 7/1/88.

Section 9022 treats the earnings of corporate directors as received when services are performed, and not when actually paid, for purposes of the tax on self-employment income and the OASDI earnings test; effective for services performed in taxable years beginning 1/1/88.
Section 9101 amends PL 98-369 to permanently disregard certain in-kind assistance, such as energy and support and maintenance assistance provided by nonprofit organizations to SSI and AFDC program beneficiaries, in determining the need or eligibility of such recipients; effective 10/1/87.
Section 9103 amends the SSI program to exclude from SSI resource eligibility determinations real property which cannot be sold because it is either jointly owned and sale would injure the other owners, undue hardship, its sale is barred by legal impediment or the owner's reasonable efforts to sell have not been successful; effective 4/1/88.
Section 9104 directs the Sec., where necessary to avoid undue hardship, to suspend the penalties applied when individuals become SSI eligible by disposing of their resources at less than market value; effective 4/1/88.
Section 9105 provides that SSI benefits shall not be reduced to the extent that amounts set aside for burial and related expenses are used for other purposes if the amount used would not cause the individual to exceed SSI resource limits; effective 4/1/88.
Section 9112 permits SSI recipients eligible on the basis of blindness to temporarily continue to receive benefits after they have recovered if they are participating in an approved vocational rehabilitation program under the same conditions as apply to the disabled; effective 4/1/88.
Section 9113 prohibits individuals who are in a public emergency shelter for the homeless for more than 6 months in any 9-month period from being eligible for SSI payments; effective 1/1/88.
Section 9114 excludes retroactive SSI and OASDI payments received during the 2-year period beginning on 10/1/87, from SSI resource eligibility determinations for 9 months; effective 1/1/88.
Section 9115 provides continued SSI benefits based on full Federal standard for up to 3 months to eligible individuals whose expected stay upon entering a public medical treatment facility or a public or private Medicaid certified facility is not likely as certified by a physician to exceed 3 months and for whom the receipt of benefits is necessary to maintain a living arrangement to which the individual may return; effective 7/1/88.
Section 9116 treats individuals who are ineligible for SSI benefits by reason of their receipt of widow's or widower's insurance benefits under the OASDI program as SSI recipients for purposes of the Medicaid program; effective 7/1/88.
Section 9117 authorizes the Sec. to provide grants to States for projects designated to demonstrate and test the feasibility of special procedures and services to ensure that homeless individuals are provided and other benefits to which they are entitled along with assistance in using SSI Benefits to procure housing, food and health care.
Section 9119
increases the personal needs allowance, from $25 to $30 each month, for individuals in medical institutions where Medicaid pays for their care; effective 7/1/88.
Section 9120 excludes death benefits from an individual's income for SSI eligibility purposes to the extent such benefits do not exceed amounts such individual expended on the decreased person's last illness and burial; effective 4/1/88.

Pl 100-204 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989(enacted 12/22/87)

Section 902(a) states the status of any alien who is a national of a foreign country the nationals of which were provided (or allowed to continue in) "extended voluntary departure" by the AG on the basis of a nationality group determination at any time during the 5-year period ending 11/1/86, shall be adjusted by the AG to that of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence if the alien entered US prior to 7/21/84; applies for adjustment by 12/22/89, and must meet the conditions as those who apply under the Immigration Reform and Control Act amnesty provisions; effective 12/22/87.

PL 100-207 To designate Federal building at 600 West Madison, Chicago, Illinois, as the 'Harold Washington Social Security Center'.  Building previously known as 'Great Lakes Program Service Center' (enacted 12/23/87)

This Act changes the name of the Federal building where this Social Security service center is located.  

PL 100-235 Computer Security Act of 1987 (enacted 1/8/88)

Section 2(b) assigns to the National Bureau of Standards responsibility for developing standards and guidelines for Federal computer systems, including guidelines needed to ensure cost-effective security and privacy of sensitive information in Federal computer systems;
effective 1/8/88.
Section 5(a) each Federal agency shall provide for the periodic mandatory training in computer security awareness and accepted computer security practice for all employees who are involved with the management, use or operation of each Federal computer system or under the supervision of that agency; effective 1/8/88.
Section 6(a) and (b) within 6 months after date of enactment, each Federal agency shall identify each Federal computer system and those under development which contain sensitive information, and within 1 year of enactment each Federal agency shall establish a plan for the security and privacy of each Federal computer system; effective 1/8/88.

PL 100-236 Provides for the Selection of the Court of Appeals to Decide Multiple Appeals Filed with Respect to the Same Agency (enacted 1/8/88)

Section 1 amends Title 28, USC regarding selection of a court of appeals when multiple appeals are filed with respect to the same agency order; effective 180 days after enactment, except that the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation may issue rules pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of section 2112 of Title 28, USC on or before such date of enactment. 

PL 100-238 Making technical corrections relating to the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes. (enacted 1/8/88)

Title I amends various portions of Federal Employees' Retirement System Act regarding CSRS and FERS coverage
Section 102 amends Title 5 USC regarding deposits for "covered service" after 1986 for employees under CSRS offset provisions; effective 1/1/88.
Section 105 amends Title 5 regarding deposits and refunds relating to service under CSRS; effective 1/8/88.
Section 106 amends Title 5 regarding the option for certain employees to elect FERS; effective 1/8/88.
Section 107 amends Title 5 for certain CSRS service creditable to determine eligibility for the 1.1 percent accrual rate; effective 1/8/88.
Section 108 amends Title 5  with various amendments relating to miscellaneous provisions of law extending coverage or benefits under certain Federal programs to individuals not otherwise eligible; effective 1/1/87.
Section 110 amends Title 5 related to creditability under CSRS of certain service performed under a personal service contract with the US; effective 1/8/88.
Section 118 amends Title 5 regarding an exclusion from aged-based reduction under chapter 83 for CSRS portion of annuity made subject to reduction under chapter 84 following an election into FERS; effective 1/8/88.

PL 100-242 Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 (enacted 2/5/88)

Title I transfers housing assistance for non-elderly disabled from Section 8 of Housing Act of 1937 to Section 202 of Housing Act of 1959, assistance provided under the 1959 Act not excluded from consideration as I&R for SSI purposes.
Section 165 provides that as a condition of initial or continuing eligibility for participation in any program of HUD involving loans, grants, interest or rental assistance, and to ensure level of benefits, Sec. of HUD may require that an applicant or participant disclose his/her SSN or EIN for purposes of eligibility.

PL 100-284 To make Section 7351 of Title 5, USC, inapplicable to leave transfers under certain experimental programs covering Federal employees, except as the OPM may otherwise prescribe (enacted 4/7/88)

Provides that, except as OPM may by regulation prescribe, nothing in section 7351 of Title 5, USC shall apply with respect to a solicitation, donation or acceptance of leave under any program under which, during the FY ending on 9/30/88, unused accrued annual leave of officers or employees of the Federal government may be transferred for use by other officers or employees who need such leave due to a personal emergency.

PL 100-294 Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption and Family Services Act of 1988 (enacted 4/25/88)

Section 4 requires the Sec. to establish a task force to be known as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, encourage development by other Federal agencies of activities relating to child abuse prevention and treatment, and prepare a comprehensive plan for coordinating the goals, objectives, and activities of all Federal agencies and organizations which are responsible for programs and activities related to child abuse and neglect.
Section 9 requires the Sec. to directly, through grants or contracts, establish resource clearinghouses to provide information regarding medical treatment for provision of services and treatment to disabled infants with life threatening conditions.

PL 100-300 International Child Abduction Remedies Act (enacted 4/29/88)

Section 9(c) requires the head of any Federal agency to conduct a search of files and then immediately supply the information requested by US Central Authority in regard to locating missing children.

PL 100-360 Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 (enacted 7/1/88)

Section 211(a)   provides for monthly premiums for Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Program in addition to the monthly SMI premium, which is generally deducted from the monthly Social Security benefits (repealed by PL 101-239) effective for monthly premiums beginning 1/89.
Section 211(b)  makes permanent hold-harmless provisions to ensure SSI benefits will not decrease due to combined effect of an SMI increase and the catastrophic premium effective for monthly premiums beginning 1/89.
Section 301 requires State Medicaid programs, on a phased-in basis, to pay the Medicare premiums, deductibles and coinsurance for elderly and disabled individuals with incomes below Federal poverty level and resources at or below twice the standard under SSI.
Section 303 amends Title XIX to require State Medicaid programs to allow a community spouse of an institutionalized person eligible for Medicaid to receive a sufficient amount of the institutionalized spouse's income to achieve a minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance set by the State that is at least 1/12 of 122 percent of the poverty level for a couple effective 9/30/89, and 150 percent plus a shelter allowance, but monthly allowance cannot exceed $1,500 indexed to the CPI; State Medicaid programs must permit transfer of resources from institutionalized spouse to community spouse sufficient to raise community spouse's resources to the greatest of $12,000 or, if less, $60,000 (indexed to CPI), or the amount established by a fair hearing or pursuant to a court order.
Section 303(c) amends section 1613 of the Social Security Act to provide with respect to Medicaid applications filed on or after 7/1/88, and only with respect to resources transferred on or after 7/1/88, for a period of Medicaid ineligibility if resource transferred for less than fair market value during the 30 months preceding application for Medicaid. 
Section 303(g) provides prior SSI transfer of assets penalty be repealed for transfers on or after 7/1/88; an institutionalized individual whose Medicaid coverage is denied could still be eligible for SSI.
Section 428 prohibits the use of the names, symbols and acronyms of the SSA, HCFA and the programs they administer in any advertising, solicitation or other communication if the effect of such use would convey a false impression of the agencies' sanction of the enterprise or product; authorizes HHS to impose civil monetary penalties generally not to exceed $5,000 for violations; effective with respect to violations occurring on or after date of enactment.

PL 100-383  To Implement Recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.  Compensation to Japanese Americans Interned During WW II and Certain Aleut Indians From Villages Affected During WW II (enacted 8/10/88)

Title I (Civil Liberties Act of 1988), Section 105(c) provides that the AG may use any facility or resource of any public or nonprofit organization or any other record, documents or information that may be made available to the AG to attempt to locate any eligible individual.

Section 105(f) and 206(d) provide that amounts paid shall not be included as I&R for purposes of determining eligibility to receive benefits under Federal or Federally assisted means-tested programs, including SSI.

PL 100-435 Hunger Prevention Act of 1988 (enacted 9/19/88)

Title III - Administrative Improvements And Simplification
Section 352 requires State agencies to inform applicants for Title IV benefits that they may file, along with their application for Social Security benefits, an application for food stamps and may have a single interview for both benefits; effective 7/1/89.

PL 100-436 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989 (enacted 9/20/88)

Title II provides $46 million for Federal OASI DI Trust Funds; $626 million for continued implementation of Title IV of Federal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977; $203 million for making benefit payments under Title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 for the first quarter of fiscal year 1990; $16 billion to SSA for carrying out Titles XI and XVI, including payment to the Trust Funds for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) of Social Security Act, for making necessary benefit payment to individuals under Title XVI for unanticipated costs; $2.9 billion for carrying out Title XVI for the first quarter of FY 1990; $3.7 billion for LAE account.

PL 100-440 Treasury, Postal Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 1989 (enacted 9/22/88)

Section 616 requires each executive agency to submit a report to Congress each FY listing all employees or members of the armed services detailed to executive agencies, listing the grade, position and offices of each person detailed and the agency to which each such person is detailed.
Section 618 temporarily extends government-wide leave transfer program through the end of FY 1989.
Section 620 provides a 4.1 percent increase in the rates of pay under the GS and other statutory pay systems.

PL 100-456 National Defense Authorization Act , Fiscal Year 1989 (enacted 9/29/88)

Section 653 requires the Sec. to pay an annuity to the qualified surviving spouse of any member of the uniformed services who dies before 11/1/53 or was entitled to retire or retainer on the date of death; annuities paid under this Act will not be considered I&R for purposes of determining eligibility for pensions; effective for annuities paid beginning 10/88.

PL 100-485 Family Support Act of 1988 (enacted 10/13/88)

Section 125 amends Title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Act to require States to collect the social security numbers of both parents when their child is born for use by State agencies administering Child Support Enforcement programs unless the State finds good cause for not requiring such numbers; effective on the first day of the 25th month which begins on or after the date of enactment.

PL 100-503 Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (enacted 10/18/88)

Section 2 requires Federal agencies to enter into written agreements with other agencies or non-Federal entities before disclosing records for use in computer matching programs that specify procedures for providing individualized notice at the time of application and  periodic notice thereafter regarding procedures governing the use by a recipient-agency or non-agency of records provided in the matching program; requires agreement shall remain in effect only as long as the agency's Data Integrity Board (DIB) determines it is necessary but not to exceed 18 months; permits the DIB to renew agreement, without additional review, within 3 months prior to the expiration of the previous agreement, where program will continue to be conducted without any change and each party to the agreement certifies that the program has been conducted with compliance to agreement; effective 9 months after enactment. 
Section 4 directs every agency participating in the matching program to establish a DIB; requires DIB oversee and coordinate agency's implementation of this Act; directs DIB to review all matching programs in which the agency participates and compile an annual report to be submitted to OMB and made available to the public upon request; effective 9 months after date of enactment.

PL 100-615 Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of 1988 (enacted 11/5/88)

Section 2 amends PL 95-619 to revise the policies governing Federal energy management including provisions requiring Federal agencies to set forth and identify funds requested for energy conservation measures; establishing incentive programs using internal resources to encourage energy conservation and efficiency by allowing the retention of a portion of the dollar savings resulting from the agency's energy conservation measures; directing Sec. of Energy to establish an Interagency Energy Management Task Force to coordinate Federal energy savings; and requires each agency head to submit an annual report to Sec. of Energy regarding its energy conservation activities and related contracts; effective 11/5/88.

PL 100-647 Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue ACT OF 1988 (enacted 11/10/88)

Subtitle A-- OASDI and Related Provisions

Section 8001 provides benefit payments to disability insurance and SSI claimants whose cases have been allowed by an ALJ, but have not received a final decision within 110 days of such decision because the Appeals Council has the case for review; effective for ALJ determinations made 180 days after enactment.

Section 8002 provides that the annual exempt amount that applies at age 65-69 will apply to an individual who would have attained normal retirement age in a year but who dies prior to attaining normal retirement age and the exempt amount will not be prorated for the year of death; effective for deaths after 11/10/88.

Section 8003 modifies the windfall elimination so that the phased-in reduction, now applicable to workers with 26-29 years of substantial covered employment, will instead apply to workers with 21-29 years of such employment; effective for benefits for months after 12/88.

Section 8004 provides that benefits otherwise payable to an individual against whom a final order of deportation on the basis of certain Nazi activities has been issued will be suspended beginning with the first month after the month in which the Secretary is notified by the AG that the final order has been issued.

Section 8005 authorizes a public member of the Board of Trustees to continue to serve as a Trustee, even though his/her term has expired, until the earlier of (1) release of the next annual report or (2) a successor takes office, and limits the term of a replacement public member appointee to the time remaining in the predecessor’s term; effective for public members serving on and after 11/10/88.

Section 8006 extends for 1 year the provision that temporarily continues up to an ALJ decision the payment of disability benefits to beneficiaries who appeal a medical cessation determination to include determinations made prior to 1/1/90.

Section 8007 extends the exemption from Social Security taxes and coverage which is available to self-employed members of certain sects opposed on religious grounds to participation in the Social Security program to employed members of those sects; effective to remuneration paid after 12/31/88.

Section 8008 authorizes States and territories to require blood donors to furnish their SSN, and requires the HHS Sec. to establish a Blood Donor Locator Service by 5/9/89, administered by the COSS.

Section 8009 requires, as a condition for receiving Social Security benefits, that beneficiaries either furnish their SSN or apply for one; effective to entitlement beginning after 5/89.

Section 8010 allows a person who (1) is receiving both reduced spouse’s benefits and either retirement or disability benefits, and (2) is between the ages of 62 and 65 when the person’s spouse dies, to receive reduced widow(er)’s benefits by filing a certificate of election of reduced benefits rather than an application; effective for monthly benefits based on deaths after 11/88.

Section 8011 provides that the amount of the pension considered in applying the Windfall Elimination Provision will be the amount payable in the first month of concurrent entitlement to Social Security benefits and the non-covered pension; effective for benefits based on applications filed after 1988.

Section 8012 consolidates into a single continuing disability review report what were previously two reports; effective for all reports submitted after 11/88.

Section 8013 excludes from wages the employer cost of group-term life insurance for individuals who separate from employment before 1/1/89.

Section 8014 exempts anyone who opted into FERS before 1/1/88; from the government pension offset provision even if that person had retired from service before the FERS coverage became effective.

Section 8015 authorizes the HHS Sec. to determine whether Federal service is covered under Social Security; effective with respect to service beginning 11/10/88.

Section 8016 provides technical corrections in OASDI provisions.

Section 8017 provides that the $2,500 annual expenditure test does not apply to hand-harvest laborers who are paid on a piece-rate basis according to industry custom in the region of employment, who commute to work daily from their permanent residences, and who were employed in agriculture for less than 13 weeks during the preceding year; effective to remuneration paid after 12/31/87.

Section 8018 relieves a qualifying State or local government of liability for FICA taxes on certain employer contributions if the employing State or political subdivision failed to pay the taxes because of reliance in good faith on a letter ruling of the IRS issued after 12/31/83, and before 11/10/88; effective for taxes due prior to 11/10/88 or the date of receipt of a notice or revocation of a letter ruling by IRS.

Section 8109 requires the HHS Sec. to submit two separate reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee within 6 months of enactment. One report is to provide information on the numbers of applications, allowance and denial rates, and the cost of and future estimates about disability benefits under Social Security and SSI programs for persons with AIDS-related complex (ARC). The other report is to describe coordination arrangements between SSA and State disability agencies with respect to the provisions of Federal and State disability-related benefits to individuals with AIDS or ARC and efforts to make such individuals aware of the full range of benefits for which they may be eligible.

PL 100-690 Anti Drug Abuse Act (enacted 11/18/88)

Section 5301 denies Federal benefits to any individual who is convicted of any Federal or State offense consisting of the distribution of controlled substances; Effective for convictions occurring after September 1, 1989.