H.R. 4176 (112th): To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to clarify that the value of certain funeral and burial arrangements are not to be considered available resources under the supplemental security income program.

Mar 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Steve Southerland
Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district
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This bill was introduced on March 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 2012

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6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)

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Amends title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of the Social Security Act to provide that the value of certain prepaid funeral and burial arrangements involving an irrevocable trust whose named beneficiary is the funeral provider are not to be considered, under the SSI program, as resources available to the individual.
Includes among such arrangements a life insurance policy irrevocably assigning benefits covering funeral goods and services to: (1) a funeral provider, or (2) an irrevocable trust fully funding such goods and services and naming the funeral provider as the trust beneficiary.

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