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H.R. 5306 (116th): Know Your Social Security Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 5, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 5306


December 5, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify the mailing requirement relating to social security account statements.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Know Your Social Security Act.


Clarification of requirement to mail social security account statements


In general

Section 1143 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–13) is amended—


in subsection (a)(1), by adding at the end the following: Such statement shall be provided by mail unless the requesting individual chooses electronic delivery for that request.; and


in subsection (c)(2)—


by striking Beginning not later than and inserting (A) Beginning not later than;


by inserting by mail after provide; and


by adding at the end the following:


In any case in which the Commissioner determines that an eligible individual described in subparagraph (A)—


has accessed their statement electronically during the 1-year period ending on any date on which the Commissioner would otherwise be required to provide such statement by mail in accordance with this paragraph; and


has declined to receive their statement by mail for such period,

the requirements of this paragraph shall be deemed to be satisfied for such period.



Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to social security account statements required to be provided after the date of the enactment of this Act.