All Information (Except Text) for S.868 - Huntington’s Disease Disability Insurance Access Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 03/18/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Title(s) as Introduced
Huntington’s Disease Disability Insurance Access Act of 2021
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title and waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals with Huntington's disease.
Actions Overview (1)
|03/18/2021||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
|03/18/2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]*||03/18/2021|
|Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]*||03/18/2021|
|Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]||04/13/2021|
|Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]||06/16/2021|
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|Senate Finance||03/18/2021||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (03/18/2021)
Huntington's Disease Disability Insurance Access Act of 2021
This bill expedites payment of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and eligibility for Medicare coverage for those with Huntington's disease. This is an inherited disorder that causes brain cells to die, including in areas of the brain that help to control voluntary movement.
Specifically, the bill eliminates the 5-month waiting period for SSDI benefits and the subsequent 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage for individuals with Huntington's disease. Under current law, individuals generally must wait five months after the onset of disability to begin receiving SSDI benefits and an additional 24 months to become eligible for Medicare.