S.2496 - Stop the Wait Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/18/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2496 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/18/2019)
Stop the Wait Act
This bill eliminates the 5-month waiting period that applies to the payment of certain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for workers and surviving spouses and the 24-month waiting period that applies to Medicare coverage for workers who are eligible for SSDI benefits.
In addition, the National Academy of Medicine must study disabling conditions that can be delayed or prevented if individuals access health care services and coverage before the condition reaches disability levels.