H.R. 2378 (107th): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase the maximum amount of the lump-sum death benefit and to allow for payment of such a benefit, in the absence of an eligible surviving spouse or child, to the legal representative of the estate of the deceased individual.


Jun 28, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 28, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Clement

Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2001
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

6/28/2001--Introduced.Amend title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to: (1) increase from $255 to $300 the maximum amount of the lump-sum death benefit; ... Read more >

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Jun 28, 2001

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2378”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (12D, 4R) (show)
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