H.R. 16822 (93rd): Social Security Amendments


Sep 24, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 24, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harold Froehlich

Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase minimum benefits, to improve benefits computation, to liberalize widow's and widower's benefits, to liberalize disability benefits, to repeal the earnings test, to provide an optional exemption from coverage for persons over 65, and to improve financing; to amend title XVIII of such act to expand coverage under the medicare program; and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/24/1974--Introduced.Social Security Amendments - Increases basic title II benefits under the Social Security Act (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance). Requires benefit computation on the five highest years of earnings.Requires the ... Read more >

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Sep 24, 1974

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