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H.R. 2135 (114th): Promoting Opportunity for Disability Benefit Applicants Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2135

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 30, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Reed, Mr. Young of Indiana, and Mrs. Black) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act to provide certain individuals with information on employment support services.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Promoting Opportunity for Disability Benefit Applicants Act.

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Providing information on public or private employment support services

(a)

Amendment to title II

Title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 218 the following:

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Information on employment support services

The Commissioner of Social Security may provide individuals who are denied benefits under this title based on an adverse determination of disability information on appropriate public or private entities that provide employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services.

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(b)

Amendment to title XVI

Section 1615 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382d) is amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

(b)

The Commissioner of Social Security may provide individuals who are denied benefits under this title based on an adverse determination of disability information on appropriate public or private entities that provide employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall apply with respect to applications for monthly benefits filed on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.