H.R.2025 - Social Security and Medicare Parity Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] (Introduced 04/23/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/12/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2025 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/23/2015)
Social Security and Medicare Parity Act of 2015
Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act with respect to the determination of a valid marriage to account for marriages in jurisdictions other than a state.
Authorizes the courts of any state to find that an OASDI benefit applicant and an insured individual were validly married in a jurisdiction other than a state at the time the applicant files a benefit application or, if the insured individual is dead, at the time the individual died.
Waives the nine-month marriage requirement to make eligible for widow or widower benefits certain widows or widowers whose marriage to a deceased individual would not have been treated as a marriage for federal law purposes before June 26, 2013. Waives the same requirement for anyone who became a stepchild of the deceased individual as a result of such a marriage.
Waives the one-year marriage requirement to make eligible for husband's or wife's OASDI benefits certain husbands and wives whose marriage to an individual would not have been treated as a marriage for federal law purposes before June 26, 2013. Waives the same requirement for anyone who became a stepchild of the individual as a result of such a marriage.
Directs the Commissioner of Social Security to conduct a comprehensive and effective three-year outreach campaign to encourage benefit applications by individuals newly eligible for OASDI benefits as a result of changes in law relating to same-sex marriage and occurring on or after June 26, 2013.