Number: 109-13
Date: January 12, 2006

President Signs H.R. 1815
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006
(Public Law 109-163)

On January 6, 2006, the President signed H.R. 1815, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. The Act has been designated Public Law 109-163. The new law includes one Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provision.

Extension of Eligibility for SSI for Certain Individuals in Families that Include Members of the Reserve and National Guard

  • Provides that individuals who were made ineligible for SSI because of their spouses or parent(s) being called to active military duty would not have to file a new application for SSI benefits if they again could be eligible for benefits before the end of 24 consecutive months of ineligibility.
  • Effective upon enactment.