113 STAT. 1822 PUBLIC LAW 106-169—DEC. 14, 1999 Public Law 106-169 106th Congress An Act To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide States with Dec. 14, 1999 more funding and greater flexibility in carrying out programs designed to help [H R 3443] children make the transition from foster care to self-sufBciency, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Foster Care the United States of America in Congress assembled, Independence Act of 1999. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. 42 USC 1305 (a) SHORT TITLE.— This Act may be cited as the "Foster Care note. Independence Act of 1999". (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS. —The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I—IMPROVED INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM Subtitle A—Improved Independent Living Program Sec. 101. Improved independent living program. Subtitle B—Related Foster Care Provision Sec. 111. Increase in amount of assets allowable for children in foster care. Sec. 112. Preparation of foster parents to provide for the needs of children in State care. Subtitle C—Medicaid Amendments Sec. 121. State option of Medicaid coverage for adolescents leaving foster care. Subtitle D—Adoption Incentive Payments Sec. 131. Increased funding for adoption incentive payments. TITLE II—SSI FRAUD PREVENTION Subtitle A—Fraud Prevention and Related Provisions Sec. 201. Liability of representative payees for overpayments to deceased recipients. Sec. 202. Recovery of overpayments of SSI benefits from lump sum SSI benefit payments. Sec. 203. Additional debt collection practices. Sec. 204. Requirement to provide State prisoner information to Federal and federally assisted benefit programs. Sec. 205. Treatment of assets held in trust under the SSI program. Sec. 206. Disposal of resources for less than fair market value under the SSI program. Sec. 207. Administrative procedure for imposing penalties for false or misleading statements. Sec. 208. Exclusion of representatives and health care providers convicted of violations from participation in social security programs. Sec. 209. State data exchanges. Sec. 210. Study on possible measures to improve fraud prevention and administrative processing. Sec. 211. Annual report on amounts necessary to combat fraud.
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