H.R.1609 - To amend the Social Security Act and title 38, United States Code, to provide for sharing of medical information relating to determination of disability between the Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] (Introduced 05/10/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/12/1995 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1609 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/10/1995)
Amends titles II ( Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled) of the Social Security Act to require the Commissioner of Social Security , with the approval of the veteran involved, to provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with medical information regarding eligibility determinations for disability benefits under such titles.
Amends provisions of Federal law relating to veterans to direct the Secretary, when there is an issue of the nature or degree of a disease or disability, to request the Commissioner to provide to the Secretary such medical information obtained when determining the veteran's eligibility under titles II or XVI of the Social Security Act. Requires the Secretary, in those cases where a determination has not been made by the Secretary, to accept the Commissioner's determination regarding the existence of a disability or the nature or degree of such disability for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary.