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[74 Stat. 952]
[74 Stat. 952]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

952

PUBLIC LAW 86-778-SEPT. 13, 1960

Ante, p. 950.

Ante, p. 951. Ante, p. 946.

Ante, p. 951.

42 USC 402.

42 USC 403.

Post, p. 982.

42 USC aeq.

401 et

[74 S T A T.

shall nevertheless be deemed to be the child of such insured individual if such insured individual and the mother or father, as the case may be, of such applicant went through a marriage ceremony resulting in a purported marriage between them which, but for a legal impediment described in the last sentence of paragraph (1)(B), would have been a valid marriage." ^^.^ Section 216(e) of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: " For purposes of clause (2), a person who is not the stepchild of an individual shall be deemed the stepchild of such individual if such individual was not the mother or adopting mother or the father or adopting father of such person and such individual and the mother or adopting mother, or the father or adopting father, as the case may be, of such person went through a marriage ceremony resulting in a purported marriage between them which, but for a legal impediment described in the last sentence of subsection (h)(1)(B), would have been a valid marriage." ((J) Section 202(d)(3) of such Act (as amended by section 202 of this Act) is amended by adding after and below subparagraph (B) the following new sentence: "For purposes of this paragraph, a child deemed to be a child of a fully or currently insured individual pursuant to section 216(h)(2) (B) shall, if such individual is the child's father, be deemed to be the legitimate child of such individual." (e) Where— (1) one or more persons were entitled (without the application of section 202(j)(1) of the Social Security Act) to monthly benefits under section 202 of such Act for the month before the month in which this Act is enacted on the basis of the wages and self-employment income of an individual; and (2) any person is entitled to benefits under subsection (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) of section 202 of the Social Security Act for any subsequent month on the basis of such individual's wages and self-employment income and such person would not be entitled to such benefits but for the enactment of this section; and (3) the total of the benefits to which all persons are entitled under section 202 of the Social Security Act on the basis of such individual's wages and self-employment income for such subsequent month is reduced by reason of the application of section 203(a) of such Act, then the amount of the benefit to which each person referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection is entitled for such subsequent month shall not, after the application of such section 203(a), be less than the amount it would have been (determined without regard to section 301) if no person referred to in paragraph (2) of this subsection was entitled to a benefit referred to in such paragraph for such subsequent month on the basis of such wages and self-employment income of such individual. (f) The amendments made b j the preceding provisions of this section shall be applicable (1) with respect to monthly benefits under title II of the Social Security Act for months beginning with the month in which this Act is enacted on the basis of an application filed in or after such month, and (2) in the case of a lump-sum death payment under such title based on an application filed in or after such month, but only if no person, other than the person filing such application, has filed an application for a lump-sum death payment under such title prior to the date of the enactment of this Act with respect to the death of the same individual.