Section 201(i)Social Security Act
GN 02413.001 Authority and General Policy - Gifts to the Government
A. Policy Principle
SSA may accept unconditional gifts and bequests made to one or more of the trust funds.
1. ACCEPTABLE GIFT
An acceptable gift must be unconditional, unsolicited, and may include:
Money (cash, checks, etc.), or
Monetary bequests, or
Returned or donated benefit checks.
2. UNACCEPTABLE GIFT
An unacceptable gift includes:
Nonmonetary gifts or bequests, or
Conditional gifts or bequests.
3. CONDITIONAL GIFT
A conditional gift is made with specific stipulation(s) for its use other than for deposit to an SSA trust fund.