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1 Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: Unpaid undelivered orders, 1963, $468 thousand; 1964, $532
This appropriation covers all construction and facility improvement items of Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Projects underway or proposed for initiation in 1966 are set forth below:
1. Construction and equipment, continued treatment building (rehabilitation center).—Plans and specifications for this 450-bed treatment facility are complete. Solicitation of bids for the construction contract has been deferred pending resolution of the building's relationship to community mental health program plans for the District of Columbia.
building. This facility houses 250 patients and provides 3. Construction and equipment, treatment and cafeteria food service for these plus 400 others from two adjacent buildings. Construction and landscaping are complete, the building is fully occupied, and final installation of certain items of fixed equipment will be completed early in the current fiscal year. Demolition of old structures to be replaced by this facility will also be undertaken during 1965.
Certain areas of the
4. Extension and modernization of administration building. The hospital's administration building has been 2. Miscellaneous improvements of existing facilities.remodeled to provide more adequate space and facilities. Funds requested will provide for (a) rewiring and extenAll remodeled areas are now in use. sion of electrical facilities, (b) installation of insect screens basement are being waterproofed and when this phase of in patients' buildings, (c) modernization of dishwashing the work is completed early in the current fiscal installations, (d) plumbing modernization and improve project will be complete. ment, (e) improvements in the hot water generation sys5. Construction and equipment, maximum security buildtem, (f) renovation of a portion of the hospital's railroad roadbed, (g) air conditioning of a treatment building, maximum security facility was completed during 1964. (h) improvement of the ventilation systems in two treat- 6. Construction and equipment, security facility.-Funds ment buildings, (i) a comprehensive facility survey of the requested will provide for the development of a comple hospital, (j) of the 400 program statement for a security facility, housing (k) improvement of employee locker facilities, (1) replace- minimum security features. The proposed construction ment, improvement, and extension of bedpan sterilizing will make possible the demolition of two antiquated patient buildings, constructed in 1879 and 1899.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
LIMITATION ON SALARIES AND EXPENSES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (Trust fund)
For necessary expenses, not more than [$326,410,000] $358,092,000 may be expended as authorized by law (42 U.S.C. 401 (g) (1)) from either or both the Federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund and the Federal disability insurance trust fund: Provided, That such amounts as are required shall be available to pay the cost of necessary travel incident to medical examinations or hearings for verifying disabilities or for review of disability determinations, of individuals who file applications for disability determinations under title II of the the Social Security Act, as amended: Provided further, That $10,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be apportioned for use pursuant to section 3679 of the Revised Statutes as amended (31 U.S.C. 665), only to the extent necessary to process workloads not anticipated in the budget estimates and after maximum absorption of the costs of such workload within the existing limitation has been achieved: Provided further, That the amount otherwise required to be paid from the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund into the Treasury as reimbursement for expenditures from the general fund (42 U.S.C. 401(g)(1)) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, shall be reduced by $8,053,000 to cover the cost of issuance by the Social Security Administration of account numbers for income tax control purposes.
Advances to States, next succeeding fiscal year: For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, advances to States under section 221(e) of the Social Security Act, as amended, for the first quarter of the next succeeding fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary from the above authorization may be expended from the Federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund. (42 U.S.C. 401-425; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Act, 1965.)
Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION-Continued these workers plus those expected from their dependents are included in the estimates below and cause the larger than normal increase in 1965.
LIMITATION ON SALARIES AND EXPENSES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION-Continued
and survivors insurance trust fund and the Federal disability insurance trust fund, from which benefit payments and administrative costs are paid.
Major amendments to the Social Security Act have been enacted during the last 15 years. These amendments have increased the protection provided by the retirement and survivors insurance phase of the program, and have added a disability program which provides for monthly insurance benefits for disabled workers of any age and their dependents.
1. Maintenance of earnings accounts.-Eligibility for insurance benefits and the amount of benefit payments are based on records of an individual's earnings maintained by the Social Security Administration and the volume
of work is related to certain factors such as level of employment and rate of turnover. Continuing increases in covered employment in 1965 and 1966, as the total labor force grows and unemployment declines, will result in a greater number of postings to workers' accounts.
The number of disability beneficiaries in payment status and the amount of benefit payments will continue to rise with the increase in the disability claims load.
Requests for hearings: Received.. Processed....
6. Administration. This activity includes direction and management of the Social Security Administration, program planning and evaluation, actuarial and statistical services, and general service functions.
7. Internal Revenue Service enumeration project. This project covers work done by the Social Security Administration for the Internal Revenue Service in issuing account numbers for taxpayer identification purposes. The work performed in 1963 and 1964 was financed initially from the Federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund with reimbursement to be made after the completion of the project in 1964.
8. Contingency reserve.-This reserve ($10 million) represents funds to be made available only to the extent budget estimates. An estimated $8.7 million will be used necessary to process workloads not anticipated in the from the contingency in 1965 principally because of the unbudgeted work loads related to disability legislation enacted in the second session of the 88th Congress. Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)
1964 actual 1965 estimate 1966 estimate 17,954,085 18,837,000 19,572,000 $14,579 $15,253 $16,030
Positions other than permanent.... Other personnel compensation._
4. Processing disability claims and maintaining beneficiary rolls. Claims for disability insurance benefits are filed in the Administration's district offices. Most of these cases are sent to State agencies where determinations of the existence of a disability are made. These determinations are reviewed in the central office of the Social Security Administration to assure uniformity among States. Enactment of legislation (Public Law 88-650) during the second session of the 88th Congress removed the 18-month limitation on retroactively establishing a period of disability which will increase the proportion of claims applications requiring a disability determination. Also, a total of 51,000 applications from disabled workers who previously filed for benefits but who could not qualify because of the existence of this limitation, will be processed in 1965. The applications from
Services of other agencies.
26.0 Supplies and materials.. 31.0 Equipment...
32.0 Lands and structures..
42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities. 92.0 Undistributed (contingency reserve). 93.0 Administrative expenses included in schedule for fund as a whole....
1 Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: Unpaid undelivered orders, 1963, $2,348 thousand; 1964,
Funds are requested from the Federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund and the Federal disability insurance trust fund to provide for construction of an additional office building and warehouse at headquarters in Woodlawn, Md., and for acquisition of sites, design and construction of 13 district offices.
offices for the Social Security Administration. Funds requested for 1966 will permit the construction of 13 additional offices. This proposal contemplates that funds for additional district office construction will be requested
in 1967 and 1968.
Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)
21.0 Travel and transportation of persons.
1. Headquarters construction.-Continued growth of the social security program has rendered existing headquarters facilities inadequate. The 1965 limitation provided $450 thousand for planning an additional office building and warehouse and the 1966 request of $8,729 thousand provides for construction of these buildings. Construction of additional buildings at the headquarters site will permit the release of all commercial space currently leased in the Baltimore area with the exception of district offices and provide housing for additional staff requirements related to the growth of the present program over the next 10 years. 2. District office construction.-Construction is planned 32.0 Lands and structures. in areas where improvement in district office space is needed and construction is both advantageous and feasible. The 1965 limitation provided $5.3 million for the acquisition of sites, and for design and construction of 25 district
Printing and reproduction.
25.1 Other services...
Services of other agencies..
93.0 Nonadministrative expenses included in
1 Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: Unpaid undelivered orders, 1963, $0; 1964, $20 thousand; 1965, $0; 1966, $0.
The International Social Security Association is an international organization composed of agencies administering social security programs whose objectives are "to coordinate internationally and to strengthen efforts toward the extension, the protection and the technical and administrative improvement of social security throughout the world." Association membership consists of over 250 institutions covering over 500 million persons in 88 countries.
Every 3 years a general assembly is conducted by the Association. The XVth general assembly was held in Washington from September 26 to October 3, 1964, with the United States acting as host. An appropriation in the amount of $91,500 for expenses necessary for organizing and holding the meeting was made for 1964 and is to remain available until June 30, 1965.
Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)
Under proposed legislation, 1966. A revision in legislation will be proposed to establish a basis for reimbursing the trust funds for the costs of military service benefits paid to date as well as those estimated to be paid in future years. An estimate of $60 million has been included in the budget for this purpose. Hereafter annual appropriations will be made over a 50-year period and will be periodically recalculated to reflect actual
SOCIAL SECURITY AMENDMENTS OF 1966
Under proposed legislation, 1966.-Legislation is to be proposed to provide certain improvements in the Social Security program and to establish a social insurance program of hospital and related services under the Social Security system. Schedules reflecting this proposal are contained in the trust fund section, part II.
Public enterprise funds:
OPERATING FUND, BUREAU OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS Program and Financing