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PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNAL REvenue Code of 1954—Continued

Subtitle F-Procedure and Administration—Continued

Chapter 63-Assessments-----------------------------------

Chapter 64—Collection-------------------------------------

Chapter 65—Abatements, Credits and Refunds----------------

Chapter 66–Limitations-----------------------------------

Chapter 67-Interest.--------------------------------------

Chapter 68–Additions to the Tax, Additional Amounts, and

Assessable Penalties--------------------------------------

Chapter 75—Crimes, Other Offenses, and Forfeitures-----------

Chapter 78—Discovery of Liability and Enforcement of Title---

Chapter 79-Definitions------------------------------------

Chapter 80-General Rules---------------------------------

ExCERPTS FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE Code of 1939-------------

PRIoR PRovisions of THE INTERNAL REvenue CoDE of 1954:

Excerpt from the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 prior to 1954

Amendment (P.L. 83–767)----------------------------------

Excerpts from the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 prior to the Social

Security Amendments of 1956---------------------------------

Excerpts from the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 prior to the Social

Security Amendments of 1957---------------------------------

Excerpts from the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 prior to the Social

Security Amendments of 1958---------------------------------

Excerpts from the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 prior to the Social
Security Act Amendments of 1960-----------------------------

PRovisions of OTHER LAws RELATING TO THE SocIAL SECURITY ACT:

Reorganization Plan No. 2, of 1946-------------------------------

Reorganization Plan No. 2, of 1949-------------------------------

Reorganization Plan No. 19, of 1950------------------------------

Reorganization Plan No. 1, of 1953-------------------------------

Agricultural Act of 1949, as Amended----------------------------

Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as Amended.---------------------

Act of October 30, 1951 (relating to railroad retirement)------------

Railroad Retirement Act of 1935----------------------------------

Act of August 13, 1940 (relating to certain coal mining activities)----

Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, as Amended--------

Act of August 11, 1939 (relating to hurricane salvage work)--------

Act of March 24, 1943 (relating to employees of the War Shipping

Administration).-----------------------------------------------

Title 38, U. S. C.—Veterans' Benefits:

Chapter 1-General----------------------------------------

Chapter 13–Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for

Service Connected Deaths.---------------------------------

Chapter 23–Burial Benefits----------------------------------

Chapter 41—Unemployment Benefits for Veterans-------------

Chapter 51—Applications, Effective Dates and Payments-------

Chapter 53—Special Provisions—Nonassignability and Exempt

Status of Benefits----------------------------------------

Immigration and Nationality Act (deportation provisions)-----------

INTERNAL SECURITY ACT of 1950-----------------------------------

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IMMUNITIES ACT---------------------

TITLE 18, U.S.C.:

Chapter 37 (relating to espionage and censorship)------------------

Chapter 105 (relating to sabotage).-------------------------------

Chapter 115 (relating to treason, sedition, and subversive activities)-

Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 (relating to status of employment

in business transferred to Alien Property Custodian).------------------

Public Law 769, 83d Cong. (relating to nonpayment of annuities to U.S.

employees convicted of certain offenses)----------------------------

Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments of 1954-------------------------

The Act Approved May 26, 1948, as Amended (relating to employment for

the Civil Air Patrol)---------------------------------------------

The Act of April 19, 1950 (relating to State plans for public assistance for

Navajo and Hopi Indians)----------------------------------------

The Wagner-Peyser Act--------------------------------------------

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE I—GEANTS TO STATES FOE OLD-AGE ASSIST-

ANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOE THE AGED *

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Sec. 1. Appropriation 1

Sec. 2. State Old-Age Assistance and Medical Assistance Plans 2

(a) Provisions To Be Incorporated 2

(b) Approval of Plans: Plans Imposing Certain Conditions Not

To Be Approved 3

(c) State May Have Only One Plan in Effect 4

Sec. 3. Payment to States 4

(a) Amounts To Be Paid by Federal Government 4

(b) Method of Computation and Payment 6

Sec. 4. Operation of State Plans 6

Sec. 5. Appropriation for Administration 7

Sec. 6. Definitions 7

(a) "Old-Age Assistance" 7

(b) "Medical Assistance for the Aged" 7

(c) "Federal Medical Percentage" 8

Appropriation

Section 1. For the purpose (a) of enabling each State as far as

practicable under the conditions in such State, to furnish financial as-

sistance to aged needy individuals and of encouraging each State, as

far as practicable under such conditions, to help such individuals

attain self-care, and (b) of enabling each State, as far as practicable
under the conditions in such State, to furnish medical assistance on
behalf of aged individuals who are not recipients of old-age assistance
but whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the costs of
necessary medical services, there is hereby authorized to be appro-
priated for each fiscal year a sum sufficient to carry out the purposes of this title. The sums made available under this section shall be used for making payments to States which have submitted, and had approved by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), State plans for old-age assistance, or for medical assistance for the aged, or for old-age assistance and medical assistance for the aged.2

*P. L. 86-778, sec. 601 (a) added "and medical assistance for the aged" to the heading

of title 1 effective October 1,1960.

•This table of contents does not appear In the law.

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State Old-Age and Medical Assistance Plans

Sec. 2. (a) A State plan for old-age assistance, or for medical assistance for the aged, or for old-age assistance and medical assistance for the aged must—

(1) provide that it shall be in effect in all political subdivisions of the State, and, if administered by them, be mandatory upon them;

(2) provide for financial participation by the State;

(3) either provide for the establishment or designation of a single State agency to administer the plan, or provide for the establishment or designation of a single State agency to supervise the administration of the plan;

(4) provide for granting an opportunity for a fair hearing before the State agency to any individual whose claim for assistance under the plan is denied or is not acted upon with reasonable promptness;

(5) provide such methods of administration (including methods relating to the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards on a merit basis, except that the Secretary shall exercise no authority with respect to the selection, tenure of office, and compensation of any individual employed in accordance with such methods) as are found by the Secretary to be necessary for the proper and efficient operation of the plan;

(6) provide that the State agency will make such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the Secretary may from time to time require, and comply with such provisions as the Secretary may from time to time find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports;

(7) provide safeguards which restrict the use or disclosure of information concerning applicants and recipients to purposes directly connected with the administration of the State plan; *

(8) provide that all individuals wishing to make application for assistance under the plan shall have opportunity to do so, and that such assistance shall be furnished with reasonable promptness to all eligible individuals;

"P. L. 86-778, sec. 601 (b) amended sec. 1 in Its entirety, effective October 1, 1960. For sec. 1 as It read prior to this amendment, see p. 290.

* This requirement has in effect been modified by sec. 618 of the Revenue Act of 1951, 65 Stat. 569, as amended by P. L. 86-778, gee. 603 (a). This amendment Is effective October 1. 1960. Sec. 618 of the Revenue Act of 1951 now provides:

"No State or any agency or political subdivision thereof shall be deprived of any grantIn-aid or other payment to which it otherwise la or has become entitled pursuant to title I (other than section 3 (a) (3) thereof), IV, X, of XIV of the Social Security Act, as amended, by reason of the enactment or enforcement by such State of any legislation prescribing any conditions under which public access may be had to records of the disbursement of any such funds or payments within such State, if such legislation prohibits the use of any list or names obtained through such access to such records for commercial or political purposes."

J9) provide, if the plan includes assistance for or on behalf of ividuals in private or public institutions, for the establishment or designation of a State authority or authorities which shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining standards for such institutions;

(10) if the State plan includes old-age assistance—

(A) provide that the State agency shall, in determining need for such assistance, take into consideration any other income and resources of an individual claiming old-age assistance;

(B) include reasonable standards, consistent with the objectives of this title, for determining eligibility for and the extent of such assistance; and

(C) provide a description of the services (if any) which the State agency makes available to applicants for and recipients of such assistance to help them attain self-care, including a description of the steps taken to assure, in the provision of such services, maximum utilization of other agencies providing similar or related services; and

(11) if the State plan includes medical assistance for the aged—

(A) provide for inclusion of some institutional and some noninstitutional care and services;

(B) provide that no enrollment fee, premium, or similar charge will be imposed as a condition of any individual's eligibility for medical assistance for the aged under the plan;

(C) provide for inclusion, to the extent required by regulations prescribed by the Secretary, of provisions (conforming to such regulations) with respect to the furnishing of such assistance to individuals who are residents of the State but are absent therefrom;

(D) include reasonable standards, consistent with the objectives of this title, for determining eligibility for and the extent of such assistance; and

(E) provide that no lien may be imposed against the property of any individual prior to his death on account of medical assistance for the aged paid or to be paid on his behalf under the plan (except pursuant to the judgment of a court on account of benefits incorrectly paid on behalf of such individual), and that there shall be no adjustment or recovery (except, after the death of such individual and his surviving spouse, if any, from such individual's estate) of any medical assistance for the aged correctly paid on behalf of such individual under the plan.4

(b) The Secretary shall approve any plan which fulfills the conditions specified in subsection (a), except that he shall not approve any plan which imposes, as a condition of eligibility for assistance under the plan—

(1) an age requirement of more than sixty-five years;5 or

•P. L. 86-778, sec. 601 (b) amended sec. 2 (a) In its entirety, effective October 1, 1960. For sec. 2 (a) as It read prior to this amendment, see p. 290.

8 P. L. 86-778, sec. 601 (b) deleted "except that the plan may Impose, effective until January 1, 1940, an age requirement of as much as seventy years;" effective October 1, 1960.

(2) any residence requirement which (A) in the case of applicants for old-age assistance* excludes any resident of the State who has resided therein five years during the nine years immediately preceding the application for old-age assistance ancl has resided therein continuously for one year immediately preceding the application, and (B) in the case of applicants for medical assistance for the aged, excludes any individual who resides in the State;T or

(3) any citizenship requirement which excludes any citizen of the United States.

(c) Nothing in this title shall be construed to permit a State to have in effect with respect to any period more than one State plan approved under this title.8

Payment to States

Sec. 3. (a) From the sums appropriated therefor, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to each State which has a plan approved under this title, for each quarter, beginning with the quarter commencing October 1, I960—

(1) in the case of any State other than Puerto Kico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, an amount equal to the sum of the following proportions of the total amounts expended during such quarter as old-age assistance under the State plan (including expenditures for insurance premiums for medical or any other type of remedial care or the cost thereof) —

(A) four-fifths of such expenditures, not counting so much of any expenditure with respect to any month as exceeds the product of $30 multiplied by the total number of recipients of old-age assistance for such month (which total number, for purposes of this subsection, means (i) the number of individuals who received old-age assistance in the form of money payments for such month, plus (ii) the number of other individuals with respect to whom expenditures were made in such month as old-age assistance in the form of medical or any other type of remedial care) ; plus

(B) the Federal percentage (as defined in section 1101 (a) (8)) of the amount by which such expenditures exceed the maximum which may be counted under clause (A), not counting so much of any expenditure with respect to any month as exceeds the product of $65 multiplied by the total number of such recipients of old-age assistance for such month; plus

(C) the larger of the following: (i) the Federal medical percentage (as denned in section 6(c)) of the amount by which such expenditures exceed the maximum which may be counted under clause (B), not counting so much of any expenditure with respect to any month as exceeds (I) the product of $77 multiplied by the total number of such recipients of old-age assistance for such month, or (II) if smaller, the total expended as old-age assitance in the form

•P. L. 80-778, sec. 601 (b) added "(A) In tfce case of applicants for old-age assistance," effective October 1,1960. _

7P. L. 86-778, sec. 601 (b) added subparagrapn (B) to Sec. 2 (b) (2), effective October 1, 1960.

8 P. L,. 86-778, sec. 601 (b) added subsection (c) effective October 1, 1860.

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