May 7, 2002
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS FAVORABLY REPORTS H.R. 4090, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WORK, AND FAMILY PROMOTION ACT OF 2002
On May 2, 2002, the House Committee on Ways and Means favorably reported H.R. 4090, the "Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002," as amended, by a roll call vote of 23 yeas to 16 nays. The bill would reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and make changes in programs relating to child care, child welfare, and child support. The bill includes child support collection and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provisions of interest to SSA.
Improving Federal Debt Collection Practices
- Would allow the offset of Social Security benefits under the administrative offset process for the purpose of collecting State child support debts.
Review of State Agency Blindness and Disability Determinations
- Would require SSA to review SSI blindness and disability allowances before effectuating payments. In the third year after enactment, the SSI preeffectuation review requirement would be the same as the current disability insurance requirement, that is, 50 percent of allowances would be reviewed. In fiscal year 2003, the requirement would be 20 percent, with a 40 percent review requirement in fiscal year 2003.