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Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act

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Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act

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A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
06/30/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S3999-4001; text: CR S3999-4001)
06/30/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/01/2020-6:05pmHouseHeld at the desk.
07/01/2020-5:24pmHouseReceived in the House.
07/01/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/30/2020SenateIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3999-4001; text: CR S3999-4001)

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]* 06/30/2020
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 06/30/2020

Committees (0)

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Passed Senate (06/30/2020)

Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act

This bill expands and otherwise modifies the sharing of death data, particularly with regard to the recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals.

The 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.

In addition, the SSA may share, if certain conditions are met, the death data with federal and state agencies for a broader range of purposes. Such purposes include ensuring proper payments of benefits and tax administration duties. This authority terminates after five years.

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.

Additionally, the SSA must share, within 30 days, death data with Treasury to facilitate the recovery of certain stimulus payments made to individuals who were deceased before January 1, 2020.