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H.R. 3309 (115th): Social Security Online Tools Innovation Act of 2018


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 10, 2018 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 723

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3309

[Report No. 115–932]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

September 10, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Reed and Mr. Bishop of Michigan

September 10, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 19, 2017


A BILL

To require the Commissioner of Social Security to make publicly available online tools to allow individuals eligible for disability benefits to assess the impact of earnings on the individual’s eligibility for, and amount of, benefits received through Federal and State benefit programs.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Online Tools Innovation Act of 2018.

2.

Online benefit assessment tools

(a)

In general

Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall make available on the website of the Social Security Administration a tool or tools to allow an individual entitled to benefits under section 223 of the Social Security Act to obtain an estimate of the potential impact of earnings on the individual’s eligibility for and amount of such benefits.

(b)

No recovery of certain overpayments

In any case in which a beneficiary to whom an overpayment is made under section 223 of the Social Security Act shows to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that such overpayment arose as a result of the beneficiary’s reliance on inaccurate information provided by the tool or tools described in subsection (a), the beneficiary shall be considered to meet the criteria in section 204(b)(1) of such Act and there shall be no adjustment of payments to, or recovery by the United States from, the beneficiary with respect to such overpayment.

September 10, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed