Text: H.R.5183 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/10/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5183


To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 10, 2016

Mr. Moulton (for himself and Mr. King of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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 “ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of waiting period for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

(a) In general.—Section 223 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 423) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in paragraph (1), in the matter following subparagraph (E), by striking “or (ii)” and inserting “(ii) in the case of an individual who has been medically determined to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), for each month beginning with the first month during all of which the individual is under a disability and in which the individual becomes entitled to such insurance benefits, or (iii)”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting “or (iii)” after “clause (ii)”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to applications for disability insurance benefits filed after the date of the enactment of this Act.