TN 10 (02-02)
DI 39501.040 Responsibilities and Requirements of the State in the Budget Process
SSA develops the national DDS budget by drawing information from the Annual and Quarterly Spending Plans, fiscal and workload reports, and other historical DDS operating data. The appropriation estimate is determined by the number of claims the agencies are expected to receive--as projected by the SSA actuary for the fiscal year, the workpower needed to process the claims—including adjustments for any policy and procedural changes, and an analysis of all other operating costs.
Funds made available to agencies for the operation of the disability programs shall be used only for necessary expenses as defined in POMS DI 39506.000 (DDS Financial Management). DDS agencies, however, are limited by the administrative comments accompanying the funding approval document or other specific controls required by the regional commissioner.