[Analysis of the Proper Application of Section 1618(e) of the Social Security Act]

B-217532: Published: Apr 5, 1985. Publicly Released: May 7, 1985.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the proper application of an amendment to the "pass-through" provision of the Social Security Act. Confusion had arisen as to whether states have a choice in selecting the date by which they must fix their supplementary benefits. GAO concluded that states must fix supplementary benefits at their March 1983 level.

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