Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/661

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PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-253 "(B) For purposes of subsection (b)(2)(A)(iii), each month in the period commencing with the first month for which an individual is first eligible for supplemental security income benefits under title XVI, or State supplementary payments of the type referred to in section 1616(a) of this Act (or pa5niients of the type described in section 212(a) of Public Law 93-66) which are paid by the Secretary under an agreement referred to in section 1616(a) (or in section 212(b) of Public Law 93-66), shall be included as one of the 24 months for which such individual must have been entitled to widow's or widower's insurance benefits on the bsisis of disability in order to become entitled to hospital insurance benefits on that basis.". (d) DEEMED DISABILITY FOR PURPOSES OF ENTITLEMENT TO WIDOW'S AND WIDOWER'S INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS ON SSI ROLLS. — (1) WIDOW'S INSURANCE BENEFITS.—Section 202(e) (42 U.S.C. 402(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(9) An individual shall be deemed to be under a disability for purposes of paragraph (l)(B)(ii) if such individual is eligible for supplemental security income benefits under title XVI, or State supplementary payments of the type referred to in section 1616(a) (or payments of the type described in section 212(a) of Public Law 93-66) which are paid by the Secretary under an agreement referred to in section 1616(a) (or in section 212(b) of Public Law 93-66), for the month for which all requirements of paragraph (1) for entitlement to benefits under this subsection (other than being under a disability) are met.". (2) WIDOWER'S INSURANCE BENEFITS.— Section 202(f) (42 U.S.C. 402(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(9) An individual shall be deemed to be under a disability for purposes of paragraph (l)(B)(ii) if such individual is eligible for supplemental security income benefits under title XVI, or State supplementary payments of the type referred to in section 1616(a) (or payments of the type described in section 212(a) of Public Law 93-66) which are paid by the Secretary under an agreement referred to in such section 1616(a) (or in section 212(b) of Public Law 93-66), for the month for which all requirements of paragraph (1) for entitlement to benefits under this subsection (other than being under a disability) are met.". (e) EFFECTIVE DATE.— 42 USC 402 note. (1) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by this section (other than paragraphs (1) and (2)(C) of subsection (c)) shall apply with respect to monthly insurance benefits for months after December 1990 for which applications are filed on or after January 1, 1991, or are pending on such date. The amendments made by subsection (c)(1) shall apply with respect to medical assistance provided aiPter December 1990. The amendments made by subsection (c)(2)(C) shall apply with respect to items and services furnished after December 1990. (2) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS ON BENEFIT ROLLS. — In the case of any individual who— (A) is entitled to disability insurance benefits under section 223 of the Social Security Act for December 1990 or is eligible for supplemental security income benefits under title XVI of such Act, or State supplementary payments of