H.R. 4372 (103rd): Social Security Eligibility Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of May 10, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4372 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4372

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for a phased-in 5-year increase in the age for eligibility for OASDI benefits by the year 2013.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 10, 1994

Mr. PENNY (for himself, Ms. MARGOLIES-MEZVINSKY, Mr. MEEHAN, and Mr. LEVY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for a phased-in 5-year increase in the age for eligibility for OASDI benefits by the year 2013.

    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 ‘Social Security Eligibility Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. PHASED IN 5-YEAR INCREASE IN AGE FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR OASDI BENEFITS BY THE YEAR 2013.

    (a) DEFINITIONS- Section 216(l) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 416(l)) is amended to read as follows:

‘Normal Retirement Age; Early Retirement Age

    ‘(l)(1) The term ‘normal retirement age’ means--

      ‘(A) with respect to an individual who attains (or would attain) the reference age (as defined in paragraph (3)(A)) before January 1, 1995, 65 years of age;

      ‘(B) with respect to an individual who attains (or would attain) the reference age after December 31, 1994, and before January 1, 2013, 65 years of age plus the number of months in the age increase factor (as determined under paragraph (3)(B)) for the calendar in which such individual attains the reference age; and

      ‘(C) with respect to an individual who attains (or would attain) the reference age after December 31, 2012, 70 years of age.

    ‘(2) The term ‘early retirement age’ means 3 years less than normal retirement age.

    ‘(3) For purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2)--

      ‘(A) the term ‘reference age’ means 62 years of age in the case of an old-age, wife’s, or husband’s insurance benefit, and 60 years of age in the case of a widow’s or widower’s insurance benefit, and

      ‘(B) the age increase factor for any individual shall be equal to 4/12 of the number of months in the period beginning with January 1999 and ending with December of the year in which the individual attains the reference age.’.

    (b) ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS-

      (1) RETIREMENT AGE REDESIGNATED NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE-

        (A) Title II of such Act is further amended--

          (i) in subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (q), (r), and (w) of section 202 (42 U.S.C. 402),

          (ii) in subsections (c) and (f) of section 203 (42 U.S.C. 403),

          (iii) in section 215(f)(5) (42 U.S.C. 415(f)(5)), and

          (iv) in section 223(a) (42 U.S.C. 423(a)),

        by striking ‘retirement age (as defined in section 216(l))’ each place it appears and inserting ‘normal retirement age (as defined in section 216(l)(1))’.

        (B) Subsections (h) and (i) of section 216 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 416) are each amended by striking ‘retirement age (as defined in subsection (l))’ each place it appears and inserting ‘normal retirement age (as defined in subsection (l)(1))’.

      (2) AGE 62 CURRENTLY DESIGNATED AS EARLY RETIREMENT AGE-

        (A) Title II of such Act is further amended--

          (i) in subsections (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (h), and (q) of section 202 (42 U.S.C. 402),

          (ii) in section 213(a)(2)(A)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 413(a)(2)(A)(ii)),

          (iii) in section 213(a)(2)(B) of such Act (the first place it appears) (42 U.S.C. 413(a)(2)(B)),

          (iv) in section 214(a)(1) (42 U.S.C. 414(a)(1)),

          (v) in subsections (a) and (d)(5) of section 215 (42 U.S.C. 415), and

          (vi) in subsections (a)(2) and (c)(1)(A) of section 223 (42 U.S.C. 423),

        by striking ‘age 62’ each place it appears and inserting ‘early retirement age (as defined in section 216(l)(2))’.

        (B) Subsections (b)(3)(A), (c)(6)(A), (f)(3)(A), (g)(6)(A), and (i)(3)(A) of section 216 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 416) are each amended by striking ‘age 62’ each place it appears and inserting ‘early retirement age (as defined in subsection (l)(2))’.

        (C) Subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 202(q)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(q)(3)) are each amended by striking ‘the age of 62’ and inserting ‘early retirement age (as defined in section 216(l)(2)).’.

      (3) CONFORMING ADJUSTMENTS TO OTHER AGE REFERENCES-

        (A) Title II of such Act is further amended--

          (i) in subsections (e) and (f) of section 202 (42 U.S.C. 402),

          (ii) in subsections (b)(1), (c)(3), and (d)(1)(C) of section 222 (42 U.S.C. 422), and

          (iii) in section 225(a) (42 U.S.C. 425(a)),

        by striking ‘age 60’ each place it appears and inserting ‘5 years less than normal retirement age (as defined in section 216(l)(2))’.

        (B) Subsections (e)(1)(B)(ii) and (f)(1)(B)(ii) of section 202 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402) is further amended by striking ‘age 50’ each place it appears and inserting ‘15 years less than normal retirement age (as defined in section 216(l)(1))’.