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H.R. 6084 (115th): Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6084

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 13, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, and Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to provide for a single point of contact at the Social Security Administration for individuals who are victims of identity theft.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act.

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Single point of contact for identity theft victims

Title VII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

714.

Single point of contact for identity theft victims

(a)

In general

The Commissioner of Social Security shall establish and implement procedures to ensure that any individual who requests a new social security account number due to theft or breach or whose social security account number is used to fraudulently obtain benefits under title II, VIII, or XVI of this Act has a single point of contact at the Social Security Administration throughout the processing of the individual’s case. The single point of contact shall track the individual’s case to completion and coordinate with other units to resolve issues as quickly as possible.

(b)

Single point of contact

(1)

In general

For purposes of subsection (a), the single point of contact shall consist of a team or subset of specially trained employees who—

(A)

have the ability to coordinate with other units to resolve the issues involved in the individual's case, and

(B)

shall be accountable for the case until its resolution.

(2)

Team or subset

The employees included within the team or subset described in paragraph (1) may change as required to meet the needs of the Social Security Administration, provided that procedures have been established to—

(A)

ensure continuity of records and case history, and

(B)

notify the individual when appropriate.

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