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H.R. 4197: Strengthening Social Security for Survivors Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 28, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4197

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2021

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

A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to extend the retroactivity of applications for survivor’s insurance benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Strengthening Social Security for Survivors Act.

2.

Retroactive applications for survivors

(a)

In general

Section 202(j)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(j)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A)—

(A)

by striking (i) is filing application for a benefit under subsection (e) or (f), and satisfies paragraph (1)(B) of such subsection by reason of clause (ii) thereof, or (ii); and

(B)

by striking or at the end;

(2)

by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);

(3)

by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:

(B)

any month succeeding such month in any case where the individual is filing application for a benefit under subsection (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h) and the entitlement of the individual to such benefit is established upon the death of the individual upon whose wages and self-employment income such entitlement is based, or

; and

(4)

in subparagraph (C), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking subparagraph (A) does not apply and inserting the preceding subparagraphs do not apply.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to applications for monthly insurance benefits filed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.