H.R.612: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to restore the link between the maximum amount of earnings by blind individuals permitted without demonstrating ability to engage in substantial gainful activity and the exempt amount permitted in determining excess earnings under the earnings test.

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Bill Cosponsors

203 (144 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Independent Democrat, 58 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to restore the link ended by the Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act of 1995 between the rules relating to substantial gainful activity for blind individuals and the rules relating to excess earnings under the social security earnings test for individuals who have attained retirement age (thus allowing blind individuals, once again, to earn up to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.
Feb. 5, 1997

Introduced in the House by Barbara B. Kennelly (D-Conn.)

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