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S. 2659 (97th): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide that disability benefits may not be terminated prior to completion of the reconsideration process including an evidentiary hearing, to provide that medicare entitlement shall continue through the administrative appeal process, and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make quarterly reports with respect to the results to periodic reviews of disability determinations.

Sponsor and status


Jun 22, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Sasser

Senator for Tennessee



Jun 22, 1982

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S. 2659 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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