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Senate SSI Bill Introduced (3/7/2014) Senators Brown and Warren introduced the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014 today. It would fix key elements of the program.
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SSI Bill Introduced in the Senate. @NSCLC1 thanks @elizabethforma and @SenSherrodBrown. Has fixes elderly poor need.http://t.co/1nI74f9rN3(about 4 days ago)
Has your state expanded spousal impoverishment protections? http://t.co/9zD1Jbx7Vq(about 5 days ago)
Joan Entmacher video on SSI at Senate Aging Hearing 3/5/14 http://t.co/MMaw5F3xb0(about 5 days ago)
Tag Archives: Social Security
A new issue brief from the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the Social Security Administration needs a uniform system in place to input and track appeals by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and to ensure that all requests …
By Kevin Prindiville The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty brings a welcome and much needed debate about how best to eradicate poverty in the world’s wealthiest country. Unfortunately, few commentators are focusing on how poverty impacts the lives … Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC –On October 30, 1972, President Richard M Nixon signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that created the Supplemental Security Income program. Over eight million Americans, all of them …
A new NSCLC issue brief, Why SSI Needs an Appeal Process That Works, provides an overview of how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are harmed when the Social Security Administration decides to stop or decrease their benefits, and they have … Continue reading →
In its first public announcement since the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a press release on July 12 stating that it is “taking claims now from … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget proposal released today includes an unacceptable change to Social Security’s cost of living adjustments (COLAs). A switch to the chained CPI formula to determine Social Security COLA benefits is a stealth benefit cut. It will mean …
(1/17/2013) A basic problem is that Supplemental Security Income is still designed for 1972, the year it was signed into law by President Nixon. A policy issue brief, recommendations and a fact sheet can all be found here. Read the Policy … Continue reading →
ANALYSIS The Fiscal Cliff Deal: What Does It Mean for Low-income Older Adults? On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, by a vote of 257-167, the House of Representatives agreed to approve the Senate amendments to H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief … Continue reading →
An October 2012 report from GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) is entitled Social Security and the Defense of Marriage Act: Can I Do Anything Now to Preserve My Rights?
(October 2012) There are many loud voices calling for drastic changes to New Deal and Great Society programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. These vital programs have made it possible for most older Americans to live out their … Continue reading →