H.R. 2044 (98th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that the divorced spouse of a fully insured individual shall be eligible to receive spouse’s insurance benefits (if otherwise qualified under the applicable criteria for such benefits) even though such insured individual has not yet actually become entitled to old-age or disability insurance benefits.


Mar 9, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Theodore Weiss

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

3/9/1983--Introduced.Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to entitle the divorced spouse of a fully insured individual to husband's or wife's insurance benefits ... Read more >

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Mar 9, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2044”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 1900 (Related)
Social Security Amendments of 1983

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 20, 1983

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