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PUBLIC LAW 106-170—DEC. 17, 1999 113 STAT. 1905 applicable to such recipients of benefits and the rationale for not yearly indexing that level to inflation. (2) REPORT. — Not later than 2 years after the date of the Deadline. enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Fiucince of the Senate a written report presenting the results of the Comptroller General's study conducted pursuant to this subsection, together with such recommendations for legislative or administrative changes as the Comptroller General determines are appropriate. (d) REPORT ON DISREGARDS UNDER THE DI AND SSI PRO- GRAMS. — Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment Deadline, of this Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate a report that— (1) identifies all income, assets, and resource disregards (imposed under statutory or regulatory authority) that are applicable to individuals receiving benefits under title II or XVI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq., 1381 et seq.); (2) with respect to each such disregard— (A) specifies the most recent statutory or regulatory modification of the disregard; and (B) recommends whether further statutory or regulatory modification of the disregard would be appropriate; and (3) with respect to the disregard described in section 1612(b)(7) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382a(b)(7)) (relating to grants, scholarships, or fellowships received for use in paying the cost of tuition and fees at any educational (including technical or vocational education) institution)— (A) identifies the number of individuals receiving benefits under title XVI of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) who have attained age 22 and have not had any portion of any grant, scholarship, or fellowship received for use in paying the cost of tuition and fees at any educational (including technical or vocational education) institution excluded from their income in accordance with that section; (B) recommends whether the age at which such grants, scholarships, or fellowships are excluded from income for purposes of determining eligibility under title XVI of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) should be increased to age 25; and (C) recommends whether such disregard should be expanded to include any such grant, scholarship, or fellowship received for use in paying the cost of room and board at any such institution. (e) STUDY BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE OF SOCIAL 42 USC 434 note. SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S DISABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM DEM- ONSTRATION AUTHORITY.— (1) STUDY.—As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall undertake a study to assess the results of the Social Security Administration's efforts to conduct disability demonstrations authorized under prior law as well as under