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PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-265 benefits on the basis of the wages and self-employment income of the same individual shall be counted as 1 individual. (C) APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCY. —The appropriate State agency referred to in subparagraph (A) is the agency of the State which the Secretary determines is primarily responsible for regulating care facilities operated in such State or providing for child and adult protective services in such State. (D) REPORT. —The Secretary shall report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate concerning such demonstration projects, together with any recommendations, not later than July 1, 1992. Such report shall include an evaluation of the feasibility and desirability of legislation implementing the programs established pursuant to this paragraph on a permanent basis. (E) STATE.— For purposes of this paragraph, the term "State" means a State, including the entities included in such term by section 210(h) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 410(h)). (c) RESTITUTION. — (1) TITLE IL—Section 205(j) (42 U.S.C. 405(j)) is amended by redesignating paragraph (5) (as so redesignated by subsection (a)(3)(A)(i) of this section) as paragraph (6) and by inserting after paragraph (4) (as added by subsection (a)(3)(A)(i)) the following new paragraph: "(5) In cases where the negligent failure of the Secretary to investigate or monitor a representative payee results in misuse of benefits by the representative payee, the Secretary shall certify for payment to the beneficiary or the beneficiary's alternative representative payee an amount equal to such misused benefits. The Secretary shall make a good faith effort to obtain restitution from the terminated representative payee.". (2) TITLE XVI.— Section 1631(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 1383(a)(2)) is amended by redesignating subparagraph (E) {as so redesignated by subsection (a)(3)(A)(ii)(I) of this section) as subparagraph (F) and by inserting after subparagraph (D) (as added by subsection (a)(3)(A)(i)(III)) the following new subparagraph: "(E) RESTITUTION. — In cases where the negligent failure of the Secretary to investigate or monitor a representative payee results in misuse of benefits by the representative payee, the Secretary shall make payment to the beneficiary or the beneficiary's representative payee of an amount equal to such misused benefits. The Secretary shall make a good faith effort to obtain restitution from the terminated representative payee.". (d) REPORTS TO THE CONGRESS. — (1) IN GENERAL. — (A) TITLE II. —Section 205(j)(5) (as so redesignated by subsection (c)(1) of this section) is amended to read as follows: "(5) The Secretary shall include as a part of the annual report required under section 704 information with respect to the implementation of the preceding provisions of this subsection, including the number of cases in which the representative payee was changed, the number of cases discovered where there has been a 39-194O-91-22:QL3Part2