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H.R. 6962 - Social Security Equity Act of 2018

Sponsor: Adam Smith (D)
Introduced: 2018-09-27
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6962


    To amend title II of the Social Security Act to expand the exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 27, 2018

    Mr. Smith of Washington introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

    To amend title II of the Social Security Act to expand the exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Social Security Equity Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of the exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage.

(a) Reduction in the number of years of coverage required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 215(a)(7)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(a)(7)(D)) is amended by striking “30” each place it appears and inserting “25”.

(2) PARTIAL EXEMPTIONS.—Section 215(a)(7)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(a)(7)(D)) is further amended by striking the table and inserting the following:


If the number of such The applicable
 individual’s years of coverage  (as so defined) is:percent is:
2480 
2370 
2260 
2150.

(b) Reduction of the dollar amount required To constitute a year of coverage.—Section 215(a)(7)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(a)(7)(D)) is amended by striking “the reference to ‘15 percent’ therein shall be deemed to be a reference to ‘25 percent’” and inserting “each of the references to ‘25 percent’ and the reference to ‘15 percent’ therein shall each be deemed to be a reference to ‘12.5 percent’”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to primary insurance amounts computed or recomputed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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