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1 ployees of pensions or gratuities in addition to the annuities

2 paid to such employees under this Act, nor shall this Act 3 be taken as terminating any trust heretofore created for the 4 payment of such pensions or gratuities. The annuity, except 5 a supplemental annuity under section 2 (b), of an individual 6 shall not be reduced on account of any pension or gratuity 7 paid by an employer to such individual.

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"SEC. 17. It shall not be unlawful for carriers by rail

10 road subject to this Act to furnish free transportation to in11 dividuals receiving annuities under this Act in the same man12 ner as such transportation is furnished to employees in their 13 service.

14 "CREDITING SERVICE UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT

15 "SEC. 18. (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2), 16 the term 'employment' as defined in section 210 of the Social

17 Security Act shall not include service performed by an in18 dividual as an employee as defined in section 1 (b) of this

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20 “(2) For the purpose of determining (i) monthly in21 surance benefits under the Social Security Act to an em22 ployee who will have completed less than ten years of service 23 and to others deriving from him or her during his or her life 24 and (ii) monthly insurance benefits and lump-sum death

25 benefits under such Act with respect to the death of an en

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1 ployee who (A) will have completed less than ten years 2 of service or (B) will have completed ten or more years of

3 service but will not have had a current connection with the

4 railroad industry at the time of his death, and for the pur5 poses of section 203 of that Act, section 210 (a) (9) of the 6 Social Security Act and subdivision (1) of this subsection 7 shall not operate to exclude from ‘employment under the 8 Social Security Act service which would otherwise be in9 cluded in such ‘employment but for such sections. For such 10 purpose, compensation paid in a calendar year shall, in the 11 absence of evidence to the contrary, be presumed to have 12 been paid in equal proportions with respect to all months in 13 the year in which the employee will have been in service as

an employee. In the application of the Social Security Act pursuant to this subdivision to service as an employee, all

16 service as defined in section 1 (d) of this Act shall be

17 deemed to have been performed within the United States.

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"AUTOMATIC BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

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"SEC. 19. (a) If title II of the Social Security Act is

21 amended at any time after December 31, 1974, to reduce 22 the eligibility requirements for old-age insurance benefits, 23 disability insurance benefits, wife's insurance benefits pay24 able to a wife, husband's insurance benefits, child's insurance 25 benefits payable to a child of a deceased individual, widow's

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1 insurance benefits payable to a widow, widower's insur

2 ance benefits, mother's insurance benefits payable to a 3 widow, or parent's insurance benefits, such reduced eligi4 bility requirements shall be applicable, in accordance with 5 regulations prescribed by the Board, to individuals, spouses, 6 or survivors, as the case may be, under section 2 of this 7 Act to the extent that such reduced eligibility requirements 8 would provide such individuals, spouses, or survivors with 9 entitlement to annuities under such section 2 to which they 10 would not be entitled except for such reduced eligibility 11 requirements: Provided, however, That no annuity shall be 12 paid to any person pursuant to the provisions of this sub13 section if that person does not satisfy an eligibility require14 ment imposed by section 2 of this Act of a kind not imposed 15 by the Social Security Act on December 31, 1974, or an 16 eligibility requirement imposed by section 2 of this Act of 17 a kind which was imposed by the Social Security Act on 18 December 31, 1974, but which was not reduced by the 19 amendment to that Act: Provided further, That the annuity

20 amounts to which such individuals, spouses, or survivors

21 will be entitled under this Act by reason of the provisions 22 of this subsection shall be only such amounts as are deter23 mined under the provisions of section 3 (a), 4(a), or 4 (f), 24 respectively, of this Act. 25 “(b) If title II of the Social Security Act is amended

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1 at any time after December 31, 1974, to provide monthly

2 insurance benefits under that Act to a class of beneficiaries

3 not entitled to such benefits thereunder prior to January 1,

4 1975, every person who is a member of such class of bene

5 ficiaries shall be entitled to annuities under section 2 of

6 this Act, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the

7 Board, in an amount equal to the amount of the monthly 8 insurance benefit to which such person would have been

9 entitled under the Social Security Act if service as an

10 employee after December 31, 1936, had been included in 11 the term 'employment as defined in that Act. 12 “(c) If section 226 or title XVIII of the Social Security 13 Act is amended at any time after December 31, 1974, to 14 reduce the conditions of entitlement to, or to expand the 15 nature of, the benefits payable thereunder, or if health care 16 benefits in addition to, or in lieu of, the benefits payable under 17 such section 226 or such title XVIII are provided by any 18 provision of law which becomes effective at any time after 19 December 31, 1974, such reductions in the conditions of

20 entitlement to benefits, such expanded benefits, or such addi21 tional, or substituted, health care benefits shall be available

22 to every employee (as defined in this Act), and those deriv

23 ing from him, in the same manner, and to the same extent, as 24 if his service as an employee after December 31, 1936, had 25 been included in the term 'employment as defined in the

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1 Social Security Act. The Board shall have the same author2 ity, in accordance with regulations prescribed by it, to de3 termine the rights of employees who will have completed ten 4 years of service, and of those deriving from such employees, 5 to benefits provided by reason of the provisions of this sub6 section as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

7 has with respect to individuals insured under the Social Se

8 curity Act. 9 "(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 10 (a), (b), and (c) of this section

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" (2) No annuity shall be payable to a person by reason of subsection (a) or (b) of this section unless the individual upon whose compensation and years of service such annuity would be based will have (A) completed ten years of service, and (B) in the case of a

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