Brian has called and pleaded with the offices of Wyoming's congressional delegation Sens. Mike EnziandJohn Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
Coming in 2014:Brian Moyer of Jackson, who spearheaded the bill in honor of his wife who died before receiving Social Security benefits, promises to begin calling members of the Senate and ask them to pass the bill out of committee.
"The Social Security Disability Insurance program doesn't recognize the hardships that terminally ill individuals may face during the current five month waiting period for benefits," Enzi said at the time. "Our bill would provide a solution for people facing these difficult circumstances, while helping prevent possible fraud and abuse."
The bill was introduced July 17 on the Senate Floor and assigned the Senate Finance Committee. But Hot Pink Nike Cortez
the committee hasn't taken up the bill.
Then, in July, Brian was taken by surprise.
"As long as I'm alive, I'll keep coming at them again and again and again," he said.
Tina did not have five months. She was dead 11 weeks after her diagnosis. Instead of receiving $754 a month, Brian received a Social Security lump sum death payment of $255.
He also will enlist the help of other families he's met during the past year whose loved ones also died before they received Social Security benefits.
In 2013, he moved to Jackson and remarried, but he said he continues the fight. After the holidays, he plans to begin contacting Enzi's and Barrasso's offices. He'll begin calling members of the Senate Finance Committee if he needs to.
She asked the man she had loved for 30 years to promise that he would fight for others. Brian agreed with her. She and others had paid into the Social Security system their entire working lives.
Brian won't settle for less.
Brian intends to keep his promise.
Barrasso spokeswoman Laura Mengelkamp said the senator will continue to talk with other senators "about this issue and encourage them to support this important bill."
Tina quit her job at City Market in Rawlins shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer and immediately applied for Social Security benefits to help with expenses. She qualified but there was a hitch as an anti fraud measure, the Social Security Administration requires that people wait five months for disability benefits.
for me and you but what about all the others out there that are getting blindsided, just like we did?" she said.
In her hospital bed, 52 year old Tina turned to her husband.
At the same time, he has contacted groups whose advocacy he thought would help from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan, he and Tina's home state, to the American Postal Workers Union.
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the Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act of 2013. The bill is designed to help the terminally ill receive Social Security benefits while protect against fraud.
On Jan. 23, it will be two years since Tina Moyer died at home in Rawlins, deprived of Social Security benefits that she believed she deserved.
Since then, the husband she left behind, Brian Moyer, now of Jackson, has taken up her cause of expediting Social Security benefits for people who are terminally ill. Senate.
He reached out to state legislatures in hopes that they would pass resolutions urging Congress to eliminate the five month waiting period for the terminally ill. The Michigan Legislature passed a resolution. In Wyoming, Rep. Donald Burkhart, R Rawlins, and Sen. Larry Hicks, R Baggs, sponsored a resolution. It passed the House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee but never was debated on the House floor or advanced to the Senate because of time constraints.
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Enzi and Barrasso along with Sen. Sharrod Brown, D Ohio, introduced S.1311 Mens Nike Cortez Ultra the Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act of 2013.
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