TN 10 (01-20)

SL 40001.415 Changing Provisions of the Agreement

A. Need for changes

The State’s Agreement must reflect the Federal statutory requirements with respect to coverage. Legislative provisions enacted by Congress and implemented by the State may require Modifications to the Agreement to reflect changes in Federal and State laws.

B. Modifying the Agreement

A State may amend its Agreement by submitting a Modification. The Modification should contain the following introductory paragraph:

The Commissioner of Social Security and the State of ________, acting through its representative designated to administer its responsibilities under the Agreement of (date original Agreement executed), hereby accept the following amendments to said Agreement.

The introductory paragraph should be followed by the changes to be made in the Agreement.

C. Definition of coverage group

If a State's or interstate instrumentality's Section 218 Agreement does not include coverage of retirement system positions in the definition of a “coverage group,” a Modification to the Agreement is necessary before coverage can be extended to positions covered under a retirement system. The Modification should state:

Paragraph (4) of Part A of said Agreement (Definitions) is amended to read:

The term “coverage group” means a coverage group as defined in Section 218(b)(5) of the Social Security Act, and for the purpose of Section 218(c) of the Social Security Act only, the term “coverage group” shall also mean a coverage group as defined in Section 218(d)(4) of the Social Security Act.

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SL 40001.415 - Changing Provisions of the Agreement - 01/29/2020
Batch run: 01/29/2020