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      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 25th, 2013

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Title

Permanently Ending Receipt by Prisoners Act

Official Title

To amend title III of the Social Security Act to prevent the payment of unemployment benefits to incarcerated individuals.

Summary

Permanently Ending Receipt by Prisoners Act - Amends title III (Grants to States for Unemployment Compensation Administration) of the Social Security Act to require the state agency charged with administering a state's unemployment compensation law to seek from the Commissioner of Social Security, and through additional appropriate means, information necessary to carry out any provision of that law which renders ineligible for regular compensation, because he or she is unable to satisfy work requirements, any individual confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution or correctional facility for conviction of a criminal offense. Directs the Secretary of Labor to notify any state whose unemployment compensation agency fails to comply substantially with such requirements that further payments (for unemployment benefits) will not be made to the state until there is no longer any such failure.
    You gotta be kidding me...incarcerated individuals are entitled to unemployment benefits??? Proposed bill to eliminate these benefits was in 2013. Please tell me this has been enacted under another bill. Otherwise, pass it today.
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    For real? This is crazy. I mean if someone has worked their whole life and has EARNED social security then yeah, I can see it going to them/commissary account/restitution/whatever or to support their family, but unemployment is just ridiculous.
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