One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and twenty
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
This Act may be cited as the
ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019.
Elimination of waiting period for social security disability insurance benefits for disabled individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Section 223(a)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 423(a)(1)) is amended in the matter following subparagraph (E) by striking
or (ii) and inserting
(ii) in the case of an individual who has been medically determined to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, for each month beginning with the first month during all of which the individual is under a disability and in which the individual becomes entitled to such insurance benefits, or (iii).
The amendment made by this section shall apply with respect to applications for disability insurance benefits filed after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate