Social Security Administration: Medicare Part D Subsidies
GAO-06-344R: Jan 13, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new rule on Medicare Part D subsidies. GAO found that (1) the final rule announces how SSA will determine eligibility for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Medicare Part D program and includes, among other items, steps about how to apply for a subsidy and how to appeal a determination; and (2) with the exception of the required 60-day delay in its effective date, SSA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.