PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2187 "(ii)(I) The provisions of section 552a of title 5, United States Code, shall not apply to any agreement entered into under clause (i) or to information exchanged pursuemt to such agreement. "(11) The Commissioner is authorized to provide, on a reimbursable Ibasis, information obtained pursuant to agreements entered into under clause (i) to any Federal or federally-assisted cash, food, or medical assistance program for eligibility purposes. "(iii) Payments to institutions required by clause (i)(II) shall be made from funds otherwise available for the payment of benefits under this title and shall be treated as direct spending for purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.". (2) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendment made by this sub- 42 USC 1382 section shall apply to individuals whose period of confinement ^°^- in an institution commences on or after the first day of the seventh month beginning after the month in which this Act is enacted. (b) STUDY OF OTHER POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE COLLEC- 42 USC i382 TiON OF INFORMATION RESPECTING PUBLIC INMATES.— "^o'e. (1) STUDY.— The Commissioner of Social Security shall conduct a study of the desirability, feasibility, and cost of— (A) establishing a system under which Federal, State, and local courts would furnish to the Commissioner such information respecting court orders by which individuals are confined in jails, prisons, or other public penal, correctional, or medical facilities as the Commissioner may require for the purpose of carrying out section 1611(e)(1) of the Social Security Act; and (B) requiring that State and local jails, prisons, and other institutions that enter into agreements with the Commissioner under section 1611(e)(l)(I) of the Social Security Act furnish the information required by such agreements to the Commissioner by means of an electronic or other sophisticated data exchange system. (2) REPORT.— Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall submit a report on the results of the study conducted pursuEmt to this subsection to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives. (c) ADDITIONAL REPORT TO CONGRESS. —Not later than October 42 USC 1382 1, 1998, the Commissioner of Social Security shall provide to the ^o\e. Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives a list of the institutions that are and are not providing information to the Commissioner under section 1611(e)(l)(I) of the Social Security Act (as added by this section). SEC. 204. EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPLICATION FOR BENEFITS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 1611(c)(7) (42 U.S.C. 1382(c)(7)) are amended to read as follows: "(A) the first day of the month following the date such application is filed, or "(B) the first day of the month following the date such individual becomes eligible for such benefits with respect to such application.".