H.R. 6554 (93rd): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act so as to liberalize the conditions governing eligibility of blind persons to receive disability insurance benefits thereunder.


Apr 4, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 4, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Burke

Representative for Massachusetts's 11th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

4/4/1973--Introduced.Provides, under title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, that persons who are blind and have at least six quarters of coverage shall be eligible ... Read more >

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Apr 4, 1973

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H.R. 6954 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 1975

H.R. 12016 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 18, 1973

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