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SSA creates information collection system to track beneficiaries' absences from the U.S. to combat improper payments

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 13, 2019

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a notice indicating its intent to establish a new system of records entitled Travel and Border Crossing Records to collect information about applicants, beneficiaries, and recipients of SSA benefits under Titles II, XVI, and XVII of the Social Security Act who have had absences from the U.S. to establish or verify initial or ongoing entitlement to or eligibility for benefits or payments under Titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social Security Act to combat "improper payments." SSA will use the information in the new system to make initial and reconsideration decisions in Medicare entitlement claims and to make determinations on physical presence in the U.S. and will update the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) system of records with those determinations. [ID #945]

    SSA Notice of New Travel and Border Crossing Records System of Records

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Agencies Affected: SSA

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • Previously, SSA relied on individuals to self-report their foreign travel.


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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