Date: October 11, 2016
House Passes S. 1698,
the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act
On September 27, 2016, the House passed S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, by voice vote under suspension of the rules. The bill previously passed the Senate, without amendment, by unanimous consent on November 30, 2015. The bill now moves to the President for his action.
S. 1698, as passed, includes the following provision of interest to SSA:
- Would require SSA to exclude––for purposes of the Supplemental Security Income and Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy programs––payments made by a State program intended to compensate individuals who had been sterilized under the authority of a State. Such payments would be excluded from income and, if retained, from resources. There is no time limit on this exclusion.
- Would be effective upon enactment.