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S. 2005 (114th): Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 6, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2005

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 6, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prevent concurrent receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability insurance, and for other purposes.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act.

2.

Disqualification on receipt of disability insurance benefits in a month for which unemployment compensation is received

(a)

In general

Section 223(d)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(C)
(i)

If for any week in whole or in part within a month an individual is paid or determined to be eligible for unemployment compensation, such individual shall be deemed to have engaged in substantial gainful activity for such month.

(ii)

For purposes of clause (i), the term unemployment compensation means—

(I)

regular compensation, extended compensation, and additional compensation (as such terms are defined by section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and

(II)

trade adjustment assistance under title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).

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(b)

Trial work period

Section 222(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 422(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(6)
(A)

For purposes of this subsection, an individual shall be deemed to have rendered services in a month if the individual is entitled to unemployment compensation for such month.

(B)

For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term unemployment compensation means—

(i)

regular compensation, extended compensation, and additional compensation (as such terms are defined by section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and

(ii)

trade adjustment assistance under title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).

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(c)

Data matching

The Commissioner of Social Security shall implement the amendments made by this section using appropriate electronic data.

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to individuals who initially apply for disability insurance benefits on or after January 1, 2016.