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Role of the State Social Security Administrator

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

1018. Role of the State Social Security Administrator

1018.1 What is a State Social Security Administrator?

Each State has a designated official who is responsible for administering and maintaining the State's Section 218 agreement (see §1000.2). This official is the State Social Security Administrator.

1018.2 What does the State Social Security Administrator do?

The main roles of the State Social Security Administrator are listed below:

  1. Administers and maintains the State's Section 218 Agreement that governs Social Security and Medicare coverage for State and local government employees;

  2. Conducts referenda for Social Security and Medicare coverage, and prepares and executes modifications to the State's 218 agreement to include additional coverage groups; and

  3. Provides information and advice to State and local employers and employees about Social Security and Medicare coverage, taxation, and reporting issues related to the State's Section 218 Agreement.

Last Revised: Jul. 20, 2006

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