Summary: H.R.2543 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2543. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/07/2019)

Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act

This bill requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay to states their reasonable costs for compiling and sharing records of deaths with the SSA. Under current law, the SSA is not required to pay the states but may choose to do so.

The SSA may share the death data with federal and state agencies for various purposes. Such purposes include ensuring proper payments of benefits and tax administration duties.

The Office of Management and Budget shall develop guidance for federal agencies that collect death data, and the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services shall jointly develop a plan to assist and states, local agencies, and Indian tribes in providing the data.