H.R. 2263 (111th): Disability Equity Act

Introduced:
May 05, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Betty Sutton
Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 05, 2009
Length
8 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 05, 2009
Referred to Committee May 05, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for people with disabilities for entitlement to disability benefits and Medicare, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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5/5/2009--Introduced.
Disability Equity Act - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to eliminate: (1) the five-month waiting period for an individual (including a disabled widow or widower) to be eligible for benefits based on disability; and (2) the waiting period for benefits under SSA title XVIII (Medicare).

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