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      house Committees
      House Committee on Ways and Means
      Social Security
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2013

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Title

Disability Benefit Fairness Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 5-month waiting period for entitlement to disability benefits and to eliminate reconsideration as an intervening step between initial benefit entitlement decisions and subsequent hearings on the record on such decisions.

Summary

Disability Benefit Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to eliminate: (1) the five-month waiting period for an individual (including a disabled widow or widower) to be eligible for benefits based on disability, and (2) any intervening reconsideration from the review process governing decisions on benefit entitlement.

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