H. R. 4197
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 28, 2021
Mr. Estes introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to extend the retroactivity of applications for survivor’s insurance benefits, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Strengthening Social Security for Survivors Act.
Retroactive applications for survivors
Section 202(j)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(j)(1)) is amended—
in subparagraph (A)—
(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
or at the end;
by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);
by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
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
in subparagraph (C), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking
subparagraph (A) does not apply and inserting
the preceding subparagraphs do not apply.
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.