The SSI appropriation includes funds for Federal benefit payments, administrative expenses,
beneficiary services, and research and demonstration projects. In total, the President’s Budget
request for FY 2013 is $58,243,000,000. However, this includes $18,200,000,000 made
available for the first quarter of FY 2013 in the FY 2012 appropriation. The appropriation
language provides SSA with its remaining appropriation for FY 2013, $40,043,000,000—the
total amount requested for FY 2013 less the advance already received.