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Introduced in Senate (12/05/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2989


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify the mailing requirement relating to social security account statements.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 5, 2019

Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Cassidy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify the mailing requirement relating to social security account statements.

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 “Know Your Social Security Act”.

SEC. 2. Clarification of requirement to mail social security account statements.

(a) In general.—Section 1143 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–13) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1), by adding at the end the following: “Such statement shall be provided by mail unless the requesting individual chooses electronic delivery for that request.”; and

(2) in subsection (c)(2)—

(A) by striking “Beginning not later than” and inserting “(A) Beginning not later than”;

(B) by inserting “by mail” after “provide”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) In any case in which the Commissioner determines that an eligible individual described in subparagraph (A)—

“(i) has accessed their statement electronically during the 1-year period ending on any date on which the Commissioner would otherwise be required to provide such statement by mail in accordance with this paragraph; and

“(ii) has declined to receive their statement by mail for such period,

the requirements of this paragraph shall be deemed to be satisfied for such period.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to social security account statements required to be provided after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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