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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages that will require clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Pub. L. 104-13 effective October 1, 1995, The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility and clarity; and on ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Written comments and recommendations regarding the information collection(s) should be submitted to the SSA Reports Clearance Officer and to the OMB Desk Officer at the following addresses:

(OMB)

Attn: Desk Officer for SSA,New Executive Office Building, Room 10230,725 17th St., NW.,Washington, DC 20503

(SSA)

Social Security Administration, DCFAM,Attn: Frederick W. Brickenkamp,1-A-21 Operations Bldg.,6401 Security Blvd.,Baltimore, MD 21235

I. The information collection listed below will be submitted to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. Your comments should be submitted to SSA within 60 days from the date of this publication. You can obtain a copy of the collection instrument by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer at 410-965-4145, or by writing to him at the address listed above.

Application Statement for Child's Insurance Benefits—0960-0010. Title II of the Social Security Act provides for payment of monthly benefits to the children of an insured retired, disabled or deceased worker, if certain conditions are met. The form SSA-4-BK is used by the Social Security Administration to collect information needed to determine whether the child or children are entitled to benefits. The respondents are children of the worker or individuals who complete this form on their behalf.

Life claims Death claims
Number of Respondents 925,000 815,000
Frequency of Response 1 1
Average Burden Per Response (minutes) 10.5 15.5
Estimated Annual Burden (hours) 161,875 210,542

II. The information collections listed below have been submitted to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would be most useful if received by OMB and SSA within 30 days from the date of this publication. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance packages by calling the SSA Reports Clearance Officer on (410) 965-4145, or by writing to him at the address listed above.

1. Application for Lump Sum Death Payment—0960-0013. The information collected on form SSA-8 by the Social Security Administration is required to authorize payment of a lump-sum death benefit to a widow, widower, or children as defined in section 202(i) of the Social Security Act. The respondents are widows, widowers or children who apply for a lump-sum death payment.

Number of Respondents: 43,850.

Frequency of Response: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 10 minutes.

Estimated Annual Burden: 7,308 hours.

2. Request for Replacement SSA-1099/SSA-1042S Social Security Benefits Statement—0960-0583. The information requested by the Social Security Administration (SSA) via the Internet will be used to verify identity and to provide replacement copies of Form SSA-1099/SSA-1042, which are needed to prepare Federal tax returns. This Internet option to request a replacement SSA-1099/SSA-1042 will eliminate the need for a phone call to a teleservice center or a visit to a field office. The respondents are beneficiaries who request a replacement SSA-1099/1042 via the Internet.

Number of Respondents: 7,000.

Frequency of Response: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 5 minutes.

Estimated Average Burden: 583 hours.

Dated: December 4, 2000.

Frederick W. Brickenkamp,

Reports Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 00-31307 Filed 12-7-00; 8:45 am]

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