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(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Social Security Administration (SSA) to issue a new Social Security number to a child under the age of 14 if the confidentiality of the child's previous number has, in the course of the SSA's transmission to the child of a Social Security card, been compromised due to the theft of that card.
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Social Security Child Protection Act of 2018”.
(a) In general.—Section 205(c)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(B)) is amended—
(1) by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (iv); and
(2) by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:
“(iii) In any case in which a Social Security account number has been issued to a child who has not attained the age of 14 pursuant to subclause (IV) or (V) of clause (i) and it is demonstrated by evidence, as determined by the Commissioner of Social Security, and submitted under penalty of perjury to the Commissioner by a parent or guardian of the child that in the course of transmission of the social security card to the child, the confidentiality of such number has been compromised by reason of theft of such social security card, the Commissioner shall issue a new Social Security account number to such child and make note in the records maintained with respect to such child of the pertinent information received by the Commissioner regarding the theft of the social security card.”.
(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives April 17, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|