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Introduced in House (02/12/2015)


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.


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


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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