S. 1698 would exclude payments made under a state eugenics compensation program from being considered as income or resources in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, any federal benefit. Those state programs are intended to compensate those who had been involuntarily sterilized under state authority when such sterilization programs were active in the United States.
S. 1698 would affect federal spending by allowing a small number of people to receive Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) during the period when they would otherwise be ineligible for those programs because of the income they received from the state programs. CBO estimates that enacting S. 1698 would increase direct spending by $5 million over the 2016-2025 period.
S. 1698 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in one or more of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2026.