Description: TO PASS H.R. 4303, AMENDING THE FOOD STAMP ACT OF 1977 TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND ALLOW MORE DEDUCTION IN BENEFITS FOR THE ELDERLY. (MOTION PASSED)
Bill summary: (Reported to House from the Committee on Agriculture with amendment, H. Rept. 96-295)
Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to remove the $75 limit on the excess shelter expense deduction in the computation of household income for households which contain a member who is age 60 or older, or who receives supplemental security income benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act. Entitles such households to a medical expense deduction to the extent that the monthly amount expended by any such
household for medical or dental care exceeds $35 a month. Requires States to implement these provisions by January 1, 1980.
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Bill titles: A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to eliminate certain restrictions on excess shelter expense deductions with respect to households which are composed entirely of persons who are age sixty or older or who are recipients of benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act and to allow deductions for certain medical and dental expenses in the computation of incomes for such households.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 86, p. 5104;
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