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P.L. 98-369

(2) The moratorium period is the period beginning on October 1, 1981, and ending 18 months after the date on which the Secretary submits the report required under paragraph (3).

(3) The Secretary shall report to the Congress within 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act 76 with respect to the appropriateness, and impact on States and recipients of medical assistance, of applying standards and methodologies utilized in cash assistance programs to those recipients of medical assistance who do not receive cash assistance, and any recommendations for changes in such requirements.

(4) No provision of law shall repeal or suspend the moratorium imposed by this subsection unless such provision specifically amends or repeals this subsection. (5) In this subsection, a State plan is considered to include

(A) any amendment or other change in the plan which is submitted by a State, or

(B) any policy or guideline delineated in the Medicaid operation or program

manuals of the State which are submitted by the State to the Secretary, whether before or after the date of enactment of this Act and whether or not the amendment or change, or the operating or program manual was approved, disapproved, acted upon, or not acted upon by the Secretary.

(6) During the moratorium period, the Secretary shall implement (and shall not change by any administrative action) the policy in effect at the beginning of such moratorium period with respect to

(A) the point in time at which an institutionalized individual must sell his home (in order that it not be counted as a resource); and

(B) the time period allowed for sale of a home of any such individual, who is an applicant for or recipient of medical assistance under the State plan as a medically needy individual (described in section 1902(aX10X(C) of the Social Security Act) or as an optional categorically needy individual (described in section 1902(aX10XAXii) of such Act).

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(c) (42 U.S.C. 410 note] For purposes of section 210(aX5XG) of the Social Security Act and section 3121(bX5XG) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, an individual shall not be considered to be subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, or to another retirement system established by a law of the United States for en ees of the Federal Government (other than for members of the uniformed services), if he is contributing a reduced amount by reason of the Federal Employees' Retirement Contribution Temporary Adjustment Act of 1983.

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(e) (42 U.S.C. 410 note) (1) For purposes of section 210(aX5) of the Social Security Act (as in effect in January 1983 and as in effect on and after January 1, 1984) and section 3121(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (as so in effect), service performed in the employ of a nonprofit organization described in section 501(cX3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by an employee who is required by law to be subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, with respect to such service, shall be considered to be service performed in the employ of an instrumentality of the United States.

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(Internal References.S.S. Act titles XVIII, XVIII, part B and XIX catchlines and 88210(a) and 1814(b) have footnotes referring to P.L. 98-369.]

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P.L. 98-500

P.L. 98-432, Approved September 28, 1984 (98 Stat. 1671)
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Dexter-by-the-Sea Claim Settlement Act

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(e) None of the funds or income therefrom distributed under this Act shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes or be considered as income or resources in determining eligibility for or the amount of assistance under the Social Security Act or any other federally assisted program.

(Internal References.-S.S. Act 881612(b) and 1613(a) catchlines have footnotes referring to P.L. 98-432.)

P.L. 98-473, Approved October 12, 1984 (98 Stat. 1837)

(Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1985)

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PART J—NOTICE ON SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS

SEC. 1212 (42 U.S.C. 1302 note] (a) The Secretary of the Treasury shall take such steps as may be necessary to provide that all checks issued for payment of benefits under title II of the Social Security Act, and the envelopes in which such checks are mailed, contain a printed notice that the commission of forgery in conjunction with the cashing or attempted cashing of such checks constitutes a violation of Federal law. Such notice shall also state the maximum penalties for forgery under the applicable provisions of title 18 of the United States Code.

(b) Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to checks issued for months after the ninth month after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(Internal References.S.S. Act 8205 catchline has a footnote referring to P.L. 98473.)

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P.L. 98-500, Approved October 19, 1984 (98 Stat. 2317)

Old Age Assistance Claims Settlement Act

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TREATMENT OF FUNDS

Sec. 8 (25 U.S.C. 2307] Funds distributed under the provisions of this Act shall not be considered as income or resources nor otherwise utilized as the basis for denying or reducing the financial assistance or other benefits to which such household or member would otherwise be entitled under the Social Security Act or, except for per capita shares in excess of $2,000, any Federal or federally assisted program.

(Internal References.-S.S. Act $$1612(b) and 1613(a) catchlines and g1002(a) has a footnote referring to P.L. 98-500.)

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P.L. 98-602, Approved October 30, 1984 (98 Stat. 3149)

(Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma )

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MANNER OF PER CAPITA DISTRIBUTION; TREATMENT OF AMOUNTS PAID OR

DISTRIBUTED

SEC. 106 [None assigned)

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(d) None of the funds distributed per capita under this title or made available under this title for any tribal program shall be

(1) subject to Federal, State, or local income taxes, or

(2) considered as income or resources in determining either eligibility for, or the amount of assistance under

(A) the Social Security Act, or

(B) in the case of any per capita share of $2,000 or less, any other Federal, State, or local programs.

(Internal References.S.S. Act $81612(b) and 1613(a) catchlines and 1002(a), 1402(a), and 1602(aXState) have footnotes referring to P.L. 98-602.)

P.L. 99-130, Approved October 28, 1985 (99 Stat. 649)
(Mdewakanton and Wahpekute Eastern or Mississippi Sioux)

SEC. 8 [None assigned) Per capita and dividend payment distributions made pursuant to this Act shall be subject to the provisions of section 7 of the Act of October 19, 1973 (87 Stat. 466), as amended (96 Stat. 2515; 25 U.S.C. 1407).

[Internal References.S.S. Act $81612(b) and 1613(a) catchlines and $81002(a), 1402(a), and 1602(a)(State) have footnotes referring to P.L. 99-130.)

P.L. 99-146, Approved November 11, 1985 (99 Stat. 780)

(Chippewas of Lake Superior)

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(b) None of the funds distributed per capita or held in trust shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes or be considered as income or resources in determining the extent of eligibility for assistance under the Social Security Act or other Federal assistance programs.

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[Internal References.S.S. Act $$1612(b) and 1613(a) catchlines and $81002(a), 1402(a), and 1602(a/State) have footnotes referring to P.L. 99-146.]

P.L. 99-177, Approved December 12, 1985 (99 Stat. 1037)

[Public Debt Limit Increase)

Title II—Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

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SEC. 252. (2 U.S.C. 902] ENFORCING PAY-AS-YOU-GO.

(a) PURPOSE—The purpose of this section is to assure that any legislation enacted before October 1, 2002, affecting direct spending or receipts that increases the deficit will trigger an offsetting sequestration. (b) SEQUESTRATION; LOOK-BACK.

(1)TIMING—Not later than 15 calendar days after the date Congress adjourns to end a session and on the same day as a sequestration (if any) under section 251 and 253, there shall be a sequenstration to offset the amount of any net deficit increase caused by all direct spending and receipts legislation enacted before October 1, 2002, as calculated under paragraph (2).

(2)CALCULATION OF DEFICIT INCREASE -OMB shall calculate the amount of deficit increase or decrease by adding

(A)all.OMB estimates for the budget year of direct spending and receipts legislation tranmitted under subsection (d);

(B) the estimated amount of savings in direct spending programs applicable to budget year resulting from the prior year's sequestration under this section or section 253, if any, as published in OMB's final sequestration report for that prior year; and

(C)any net deficit increase or decrease in the current year resulting from all OMB estimates for the current year of direct spending and receipts legilation transmitted under subsection (d) that were not reflected in the final OMB se

questration report for the current year. (c) ELIMINATING A DEFICIT INCREASE.—1) The amount required to be sequestered in a fiscal year under subsection (b) shall be obtained from non-exempt direct spending accounts from actions taken in the following order:

(A) FIRST.-All reductions in automatic spending increases specified in section 256(a) shall be made.

(B) SECOND.-If additional reductions in direct spending accounts are required to be made, the maximum reductions permissible under sections 256(b) (guaranteed and direct student loans) and 256(c) (foster care and adoption assistance) shall be made.

(C) THIRD.-(i) If additional reductions in direct spending accounts are required to be made, each remaining non-exempt direct spending account shall be reduced by the uniform percentage necessary to make the reductions in direct spending required by paragraph (1); except that the medicare programs specified in section 256(d) shall not be reduced by more than 4 percent and the uniform percentage applicable to all other direct spending programs under this paragraph shall be increased (if necessary) to a level sufficient to achieve the required reduction in direct spending.

(ii) For purposes of determining reductions under clause (i), outlay reductions (as a result of sequestration of Commodity Credit Corporation commodity price support contracts in the fiscal year of a sequestration) that would occur in the following fiscal year shall be credited as outlay reductions in the fiscal year of the sequestration.

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(2) For purposes of this subsection, accounts shall be assumed to be at the level in the baseline.

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SEC. 253. (2 U.S.C. 903) ENFORCING DEFICIT TARGETS.

(a) SEQUESTRATION.—Within 15 calendar days after Congress adjourns to end a session (other than of the One Hundred First Congress) and on the same day as a sequestration (if any) under section 251 and section 252, but after any sequestration required by section 251 (enforcing discretionary spending limits) or section 252 (enforcing pay-as-you-go) there shall be a sequestration to eliminate the excess deficit (if any remains) if it exceeds the margin.

(b) EXCESS DEFICIT; MARGIN.—The excess deficit is, if greater than zero, the estimated deficit for the budget year, minus,

(1) the maximum deficit amount for that year;

(2) the amounts for that year designated as emergency direct spending or receipts legislation under section 252(e); and

(3) for any fiscal year in which there is not a full adjustment for technical and economic reestimates, the deposit insurance reestimate for that year, if any,

calculated under subsection (h). The "margin" for fiscal year 1992 or 1993 is zero and for fiscal year 1994 or 1995 is $15,000,000,000.

(c) DIVIDING THE SEQUESTRATION.-To eliminate the excess deficit in a budget year, half of the required outlay reductions shall be obtained from non-exempt defense accounts (accounts designated as function 050 in the President's fiscal year 1991 budget submission) and half from non-exempt, non-defense accounts (all other non-exempt accounts).

(d) DEFENSE.-Each non-exempt defense account shall be reduced by a dollar amount calculated by multiplying the level of sequestrable budgetary resources in that account at that time by the uniform percentage necessary to carry out subsection (c), except that, if any military personnel are exempt, adjustments shall be made under the procedure set forth in section 251(aX3).

(e) NON-DEFENSE.-Actions to reduce non-defense accounts shall be taken in the following order:

(1) FIRST.-All reductions in automatic spending increases under section 256(a) shall be made.

(2) SECOND.-If additional reductions in non- defense accounts are required to be made, the maximum reduction permissible under sections 256(b) (guaranteed student loans) and 256(c) (foster care and adoption assistance) shall be made.

(3) THIRD.—(A) If additional reductions in non-defense accounts are required to be made, each remaining non-exempt, non-defense account shall be reduced by the uniform percentage necessary to make the reductions in non-defense outlays required by subsection (c), except that

(i) the medicare program specified in section 256(d) shall not be reduced by more than 2 percent in total including any reduction of less than 2 percent made under section 252 or, if it has been reduced by 2 percent or more under section 252, it may not be further reduced under this section; and

(ii) the health programs set forth in section 256(e) shall not be reduced by more than 2 percent in total (including any reduction made under sec

tion 251), and the uniform percent applicable to all other programs under this subsection shall be increased (if necessary) to a level sufficient to achieve the required reduction in non-defense outlays.

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SEC. 255. (2 U.S.C. 905) EXEMPT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

(a) SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND TIER I RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFITS Benefits payable under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program established under title II of the Social Security Act, and benefits payable under sec

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