H.R.6981 - A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so as to liberalize the conditions governing eligibility of blind persons to receive disability insurance benefits thereunder.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burke, James A. [D-MA-11] (Introduced 04/16/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/16/1973 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6981 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/16/1973)
Provides, under title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, that persons who are blind and have at least six quarters of coverage shall be eligible for disability insurance benefits. Outlines those regulations which apply to the amount of benefits to be received. Defines blindness as used in this Act.
Continues payment of such benefits as long as the blindness lasts, notwithstanding the amount of the individuals' earnings.