Summary: H.R.771 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/14/1975)

Provides for emergency assistance grants under title XVI of the Social Security Act to recipients of supplemental security income benefits who have lost such benefit checks or the proceeds thereof. Authorizes cost-of-living increases in such benefits and in State supplementary payments, and prohibits reductions in such benefits because of social benefit increases.

Provides for reimbursement to States for home relief payments to disabled applicants prior to determination of their disability, and permits payment of such benefits directly to drug addicts and alcoholics (without a third- party payee ) upon certification of the chief medical officer of the treating facility.

Provides for the continuation on a permanent basis of the provision making supplemental security income recipients eligible for food stamps.