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[74 Stat. 967]
[74 Stat. 967]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

74 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 7 7 8 - S E P T. 13, 1960

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TITLE IV—DISABILITY INSURANCE B E N E F I T S AND THE DISABILITY FKEEZE ELIMINATION OF REQUIREMENT OF ATTAINMENT OF AGE FIFTY FOR DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS

SEC. 401. (a) Section 223(a)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking out "has attained the age of fifty and". (b) The last sentence of section 223(c)(3) of such Act is amended by striking out the semicolon and all that follows and inserting in lieu thereof a period. (c) The amendments made by this section shall apply only with respect to monthly benefits under sections 202 and 223 of the Social Security Act for months after the month following the month in which this Act is enacted which are based on the wages and self-employment income of an individual who did not attain the age of fifty in or prior to the month following the month in which this Act is enacted, but only where applications for such benefits are filed in or after the month in which this Act is enacted.

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42 USC 402.

ELIMINATION OF THE WAITING PERIOD FOR DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS IN CERTAIN CASES

SEC. 402. (a) Section 223(a)(1) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking out "shall be entitled to a disability insurance benefit for each month, beginning with the first month after his waiting period (as defined in subsection (c)(3)) in which he becomes so entitled to such insurance benefits" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "shall be entitled to a disability insurance benefit (i) for each month beginning wuth the first month after his waiting period (as defined in subsection (c)(3)) in which he becomes so entitled to such insurance benefits, or (ii) for each month beginning with the first month during all of which he is under a disability and in which he becomes so entitled to such insurance benefits, but only if he was entitled to disability insurance benefits which terminated, or had a period of disability (as defined in section 216(i)) which ceased, within the 60-month period preceding the first month in which he is under such disability,". (b) Section 223(a)(2) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(2) Such individual's disability insurance benefit for any month shall be equal to his primary insurance amount for such month determined under section 215 as though he became entitled to old-age insurance benefits in— " (A) the first month of his waiting period, or " (B) in any case in which clause (ii) of paragraph (1) of this subsection is applicable, the first month for which he becomes so entitled to such disability insurance benefits." (c) The first sentence of section 223(b) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "No application for disability insurance benefits shall be accepted as a valid application for purposes of this section (1) if it is filed more than nine months before the first month for which the applicant becomes entitled to such benefits, or (2) in any case in which clause (ii) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) is applicable, if it is filed more than six months before the first month for which the applicant becomes entitled to such benefits; and any application filed within such nine months' period or six months' period, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have been filed in such first month." (d) The second sentence of section 223(b) of such Act is amended by striking out "if he files application therefor" and inserting in lieu

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