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H.R. 1066 (ih) To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to cease mineral leasing activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent to a coastal State that has declared a moratorium on...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1065 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to allow the Commissioner of Social Security reasonable discretion in applying the 10-year marriage requirement for entitlement of divorced spouses to spousal benefits in cases in which the divorce is in whole or in part the result of severe spousal or child abuse. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 4, 2003 Mr. Israel 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 allow the Commissioner of Social Security reasonable discretion in applying the 10-year marriage requirement for entitlement of divorced spouses to spousal benefits in cases in which the divorce is in whole or in part the result of severe spousal or child abuse. 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 Spouse Protection Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. DISCRETION IN APPLYING 10-YEAR MARRIAGE REQUIREMENT FOR ENTITLEMENT TO SPOUSAL BENEFITS IN CASES OF SEVERE SPOUSAL OR CHILD ABUSE. Section 216(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 416(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(9) The Commissioner of Social Security may reduce the period of marriage prior to divorce otherwise required under paragraph (1), (2), (4), or (5) or under subsection (b)(1)(G)(ii) or (c)(1)(G)(ii) of section 202 so as to adjust such required period to a lesser period which is reasonably proximate to 10 years, in any case in which the Commissioner determines that the divorce resulted, in whole or in part, from severe spousal abuse of the woman or man or his or her child by the individual and that failure to so reduce such period would defeat the purpose of this title or would be against equity and good conscience.''. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendment made by this Act shall apply with respect to benefits for months beginning on or after January 1, 1980, for which applications are filed on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. Notwithstanding the first sentence of section 202(j)(1) of the Social Security Act, an individual who, under title II of such Act as amended by this Act, would have been entitled to any benefit under subsection (b), (c), (e), (f), or (g) of section 202 of the Social Security Act, for any month after December 1979 and before the month following the month in which this Act is enacted, as a divorced wife, surviving divorced wife, divorced husband, or surviving divorced husband had such individual filed application therefor prior to the end of such month shall be entitled to such benefit for such month if such individual files application therefor prior to the end of the twelfth month immediately succeeding the month in which this Act is enacted. <all>
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