H.R.4386: Stop the Wait Act


The Stop the Wait Act (H.R. 4386) would provide prompt access to Social Security Disability Insurance for those who qualify. The bill would require the Social Security Administration to begin payments to individuals immediately after they are determined to be eligible for the SSDI. The current law requires a person with a disability to wait five months before receiving benefits. The bill would also phase out the 24-month waiting period for Medicare disability benefits by 2029. Finally, the bill would direct the National Academy of Medicine to conduct a two-year study on a range of preventive healthcare services that could delay or prevent individuals from becoming disabled.

S. 2496 is the Senate companion bill.

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Date Introduced

September 18, 2019


House Transportation Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled