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[H.R. 918 Introduced in House (IH)]

114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 918

  To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prevent concurrent 
    receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability 
                   insurance, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 12, 2015

Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas (for himself, Mr. Young of Indiana, Mr. Kelly 
 of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tiberi, Mrs. Black, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Boustany, 
Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Reed, Mr. Schock, and Mr. Ryan 
of Wisconsin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prevent concurrent 
    receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability 
                   insurance, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Social Security Disability Insurance 
and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act''.

SEC. 2. DISQUALIFICATION ON RECEIPT OF DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS IN 
              A MONTH FOR WHICH UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION IS RECEIVED.

    (a) In General.--Section 223(d)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 423(d)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(C)(i) If for any week in whole or in part within a month an 
individual is paid or determined to be eligible for unemployment 
compensation, such individual shall be deemed to have engaged in 
substantial gainful activity for such month.
    ``(ii) For purposes of clause (i), the term `unemployment 
compensation' means--
            ``(I) `regular compensation', `extended compensation', and 
        `additional compensation' (as such terms are defined by section 
        205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act 
        (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and
            ``(II) trade adjustment assistance under title II of the 
        Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).''.
    (b) Trial Work Period.--Section 222(c) of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 422(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(6)(A) For purposes of this subsection, an individual shall be 
deemed to have rendered services in a month if the individual is 
entitled to unemployment compensation for such month.
    ``(B) For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term `unemployment 
compensation' means--
            ``(i) `regular compensation', `extended compensation', and 
        `additional compensation' (as such terms are defined by section 
        205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act 
        (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and
            ``(ii) trade adjustment assistance under title II of the 
        Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).''.
    (c) Data Matching.--The Commissioner of Social Security shall 
implement the amendments made by this section using appropriate 
electronic data.
    (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply with respect to individuals who initially apply for disability 
insurance benefits on or after January 1, 2016.
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