Text: H.R.2511 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/21/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2511


To condition the eligiblity of disabled children aged 16 or 17 for supplemental security income benefits on school attendance.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 21, 2015

Mr. Reed (for himself and Mr. Boustany) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To condition the eligiblity of disabled children aged 16 or 17 for supplemental security income benefits on school attendance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “School Attendance Improves Lives Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. SSI benefits for disabled children aged 16 or 17 conditioned on school attendance.

(a) In general.—Section 1614(a)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382c(a)(3)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(iii) Notwithstanding clause (i) of this subparagraph, an individual who has attained 16 years of age but not 18 years of age shall not be considered an eligible individual for a month for purposes of this title unless the individual is a full-time elementary or secondary school student (within the meaning of section 202(d)(7) and the regulations promulgated under such section), except where the Commissioner determines that the individual has good medical cause, corroborated by a treating physician, to not attend school for part or all of the month.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to benefits payable for calendar months beginning after the 6-month period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.


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