State agencies are expected to exercise reasonable care in the expenditure of funds
required for making SSA disability determinations. These funds must be effectively
and economically used in carrying out the provisions of the disability program.
SSA will provide the State with funding for all expenses (direct or indirect) necessary
to make disability determinations. All expenditures are deemed necessary if:
incurred for the SSA disability determination process;
in accordance with standards and other written guidelines of the Commissioner;
within the limits of the approved State budget.
Any class or kind of administrative expenditure (in the proper amount for services,
goods, or facilities) deemed essential to making SSA disability determinations is
generally considered properly chargeable to SSA.