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(X1) Any individual who is an applicant for or recipient of supplemental security income or social security benefits (under regulations prescribed by the Secretary in conjunction with the Commissioner of Social Security) shall be informed of the availability of benefits under the food stamp program and informed of the availability of a simple application to participate in such program at the social security office.

(2) The Secretary and the Commissioner of Social Security shall revise the memorandum of understanding in effect on the date of enactment of the Food Security Act of 1985, regarding services to be provided in social security offices under this subsection and subsection (i), in a manner to ensure that,

(A) applicants for and recipients of social security benefits are adequately notified in social security offices that assistance may be available to them under this Act;

(B) applications for assistance under this Act from households in which all members are applicants for or recipients of supplemental security income will be forwarded immediately to the State agency in an efficient and timely man

ner; and

(C) the Commissioner of Social Security receives from the Secretary reimbursement for costs incurred to provide such services.

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(p) STATE VERIFICATION OPTION.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in carrying out the food stamp program, a State agency shall not be required to use an income and eligibility or an immigration status verification system established under section 1137 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-7).

(q) DENIAL OF FOOD STAMPS FOR PRISONERS.— The Secretary shall assist States, to the maximum extent practicable, in implementing a system to conduct computer matches or other systems to prevent prisoners described in section 11(e)(20XB) from participating in the food stamp program as a member of any household.

(r) DENIAL OF FOOD STAMPS FOR DECEASED INDIVIDUALS.—Each State agency shall

(1) enter into a cooperative arrangement with the Commissioner of Social Security, pursuant to the authority of the Commissioner under section 205(rX3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(rX3)), to obtain information on individuals who are deceased; and

(2) use the information to verify and otherwise ensure that benefits are not issued to individuals who are deceased.

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(s) TRANSITIONAL BENEFITS OPTION.

(1) IN GENERAL.-A State agency may provide transitional food stamp benefits to a household that ceases to receive cash assistance under a State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.).

(2) TRANSITIONAL BENEFITS PERIOD.-Under paragraph (1), a household may receive transitional food stamp benefits for a period of not more than 5 months after the date on which cash assistance is terminated.

(3) AMOUNT OF BENEFITS.—During the transitional benefits period under paragraph (2), a household shall receive an amount of food stamp benefits equal to the allotment received in the month immediately preceding the date on which cash assistance was terminated, adjusted for the change in household income as a result of

(A) the termination of cash assistance; and

(B) at the option of the State agency, information from another program in which the household participates. (4) DETERMINATION OF FUTURE ELIGIBILITY.-In the final month of the transitional benefits period under paragraph (2), the State agency may

(A) require the household to cooperate in a recertification of eligibility; and

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(B) initiate a new certification period for the household without regard to whether the preceding certification period has expired. (5) LIMITATION.-A household shall not be eligible for transitional benefits under this subsection if the household

(A) loses eligibility under section 6;

(B) is sanctioned for a failure to perform an action required by Federal, State, or local law relating to a cash assistance program described in paragraph (1); or

(C) is a member of any other category of households designated by the State agency as ineligible for transitional benefits. (6) APPLICATIONS FOR RECERTIFICATION.

(A) IN GENERAL.-A household receiving transitional benefits under this subsection may apply for recertification at any time during the transitional benefits period under paragraph (2).

(B) DETERMINATION OF ALLOTMENT.-If a household applies for recertification under subparagraph (A), the allotment of the household for all subsequent months shall be determined without regard to this subsection.

COLLECTION AND DISPOSITION OF CLAIMS

SEC. 13 (7 U.S.C. 2022]

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(c/1) As used in this subsection, the term "uncollected overissuance" means the amount of an overissuance of coupons, as determined under subsection (b)(1), that has not been recovered pursuant to subsection (bX1).

(2) A State agency may determine on a periodic basis, from information supplied pursuant to section 3(b) of the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49b(b)), whether an individual receiving compensation under the State's unemployment compensation law (including amounts payable pursuant to an agreement under a Federal unemployment compensation law) owes an uncollected overissuance. (3) A State agency may recover an uncollected overissuance (A) by

(i) entering into an agreement with an individual described in paragraph (2) under which specified amounts will be withheld from unemployment compensation otherwise payable to the individual; and

(ü) furnishing a copy of the agreement to the State agency administering the unemployment compensation law; or (B) in the absence of an agreement, by obtaining a writ, order, summons, or other similar process in the nature of garnishment from a court of competent jurisdiction to require the withholding of amounts from the unemployment com

pensation. (d) The amount of an overissuance of coupons as determined under subsection (b) and except for claims arising from an error of the State agency, that has not been recovered pursuant to such subsection may be recovered from Federal pay (including salaries and pensions) as authorized by section 5514 of title 5 of the United States Code.

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ADMINISTRATIVE COST-SHARING AND QUALITY CONTROL

SEC. 16 [7 U.S.C. 2025)

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(e) The Secretary and State agencies shall (1) require, as a condition of eligibility for participation in the food stamp program, that each household member furnish to the State agency their social security account number (or numbers, if they have more than one number), and (2) use such account numbers in the administration P.L. 88-525 of the food stamp program. The Secretary and State agencies shall have access to the information regarding individual food stamp program applicants and participants who receive benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act that has been provided to the Commissioner of Social Security, but only to the extent that the Secretary and the Commissioner of Social Security determine necessary for purposes of determining or auditing a household's eligibility to receive assistance or the amount thereof under the food stamp program, or verifying information related thereto.

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(Internal References.S.S. Act $8303(d), 433(c) 1137(b) and 1924(d) cite the Food Stamp Act of 1977 and S.S. Act 98232, 1106, title XVI (SSI), 1612(b), and 1613(a), catchlines and 882(a), 205(c), 303(d), 1002(a), 1402(a), and 1602(a/State) have footnotes referring to P.L. 88-525.)

P.L. 88-643, Approved October 13, 1964 (78 Stat. 1043)

Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act 17

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SEC. 111 (50 U.S.C. 403 note) When used in this Act, the term

(2) “Director" means the Director of Central Intelligence;

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TRANSITION PROVISIONS

SEC. 307 (50 U.S.C. 403 note) (a) The Director shall issue regulations providing for the transition from the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System to the Federal Employees' Retirement System provided in chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, in a manner consistent with sections 301 through 304 of the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986.

(b) The Director shall submit the regulations prescribed under subsection (a) to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives before the regulations take effect.

(Internal Reference.S.S. Act $210(a) cites the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964.)

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17 P.L. 88-643, now known as the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act, has been transferred to chapter 38 (Sec. 2001 et seq.). All notes, Executive Orders, and other provisions relating to this Act have been transferred to section 2001.

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FEDERAL AGENCY CONSULTATION

SEC. 203 [42 U.S.C. 3013) (aX1) The Assistant Secretary, in carrying out the objectives and provisions of this Act, shall coordinate, advise, consult with, and cooperate with the head of each department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government proposing or administering programs or services substantially related to the objectives of this Act, with respect to such programs or services. In particular, the Assistant Secretary shall coordinate, advise, consult, and cooperate with the Secretary of Labor in carrying out title V and with the Corporation for National and Community Service in carrying out this Act.

The head of each department, agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government proposing to establish programs and services substantially related to the objectives of this Act shall consult with the Assistant Secretary prior to the establishment of such programs and services. To achieve appropriate coordination, the head of each department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Goverment administering any program substantially related to the objectives of this Act, particularly administering any program referred to in subsection (b), shall consult and cooperate with the Assistant Secretary in carrying out such program. In particular, the Secretary of Labor shall consult and cooperate with the Assistant Secretary in carrying out title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.)

(3) The head of each department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government administering programs and services substantially related to the objectives of this Act shall collaborate with the Assistant Secretary in carrying out this Act, and shall develop a written analysis, for review and comment by the Assistant Secretary, of the impact of such programs and services on

(A) older individuals (with particular attention to low-income minority older individuals) and eligible individuals (as defined in section 507); and

(B) the functions and responsibilities of State agencies and area agencies on aging. (b) For the purposes of subsection (a), programs related to the objectives of this Act shall include

(1) title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.),
(2) title II of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973,
(3) titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XX of the Social Security Act,
(4) sections 231 and 232 of the National Housing Act,
(5) the United States Housing Act of 1937,
(6) section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959,
(7) title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974,
(8) title I of Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Adult Education Act,
(9) sections 3, 9, and 16 of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964,

(10) the Public Health Service Act, including block grants under title XIX of such Act,

(11) the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981,

(12) part A of the Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976, relating to weatherization assistance for low income persons,

(13) the Community Services Block Grant Act,

(14) demographic statistics and analysis programs conducted by the Bureau of the Census under title 13, United States Code,

(15) parts II and III of title 38, United States Code,
(16) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
(17) the Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act; and

(18) The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs, established under part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3750-3766b)).

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(b) No part of the costs of any project under any title of this Act may be treated as income or benefits to any eligible individual (other than any wage or salary to such individual) for the purpose of any other program or provision of Federal or State law.

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SEC. 213 (42 U.S.C. 3020d) Any State or local government agency, and any nonprofit organization or institution, which receives funds appropriated for programs for older individuals under this Act, under title IV or title XX of the Social Security Act, or under titles VIII and X of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and the Community Services Block Grant Act, shall be deemed eligible to receive for such programs, property which is declared surplus to the needs of the Federal Government in accordance with laws applicable to surplus property.

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(c)(1) Subject to regulations prescribed by the Assistant Secretary, an area agency on aging designated under section 305(a)(2XA) or, in areas of a State where no such agency has been designated, the State agency, may enter into agreements with agencies administering programs under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and titles XIX and XX of the Social Security Act for the purpose of developing and implementing plans for meeting the common need for transportation services of individuals receiving benefits under such Acts and older individuals participating in programs authorized by this title.

(2) In accordance with an agreement entered into under paragraph (1), funds appropriated under this title may be used to purchase transportation services for older individuals and may be pooled with funds made available for the provision of transportation services under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and titles XIX and XX of the Social Security Act.

SEC. 712 (42 U.S.C. 3058g]

STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.

(1) IN GENERAL.-In order to be eligible to receive an allotment under section 703 from funds appropriated under section 702(a), a State agency shall, in accordance with this section

(A) establish and operate an Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombuds

man; and

(B) carry out through the Office a State Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. (2) OMBUDSMAN.—The Office shall be headed by an individual, to be known as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who shall be selected from among individuals with expertise and experience in the fields of long-term care and advocacy

(3) FUNCTIONS.—The Ombudsman shall serve on a full-time basis, and shall, personally or through representatives of the Office

(A) identify, investigate, and resolve complaints that,

(i) are made by, or on behalf of, residents; and

(ii) relate to action, inaction, or decisions, that may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare, or rights of the residents (including the wel.

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