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September 28, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(4):354-356. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980220038013

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAM  The Committee on Medical Rating of Physical Impairment of the Board of Trustees reports the following recent developments in the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance disability program under the Social Security Act.On July 17, 1957, President Eisenhower signed Public Law 109, which makes two changes in the program. These changes are:

  1. The filing period is extended to July 1, 1958, during which applications for benefits may be made and the beginning period of an applicant's disability may still be established as early as the actual onset of disability provided all other requirements of the law are met. This change will benefit those individuals whose disability began some time ago and who did not apply for benefits before the previously established date of July 1, 1957, despite extensive efforts to publicize the need for timely filing.

  2. Benefits will be paid concurrently to eligible veterans receiving

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