Tag Archives: SSI

WEBINAR: Social Security and SSI Post-DOMA: Changes for Same Gender Couples?

Free Webinar Series A year after the Supreme Court decision in United States v Windsor, federal agencies have been issuing rules that affect same sex couples regarding programs like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid. In this two-part … Continue reading

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Policymakers Can Blunt the Sharp Impacts of Elder Poverty in America

By Kevin Prindiville (column from May/June 2014 Aging Today). There are a number of ways the National Senior Citizens Law Center believes policymakers can act to address elderly poverty and blunt its negative impact… Proposals to weaken the programs have … Continue reading

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Income Network Alert: NSCLC Joins Oregon Advocates to Stop Suspension of Social Security Payments

(4/15/2014)  Thanks to a recent federal court order and the efforts of Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon Law Center (OLC) and the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), access to vital Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have …

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Burlingame v Colvin Update

In a March 28, 2014 press release, Disability Rights Oregon announces that Social Security Administration has confirmed that recipients will not lose benefits April 1 because of Safety Net issue.

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Senate Bill Updates SSI and Would Help Elderly Poor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014 (S2089) was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill, championed by the National …

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ISSUE BRIEF: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeals Requests

January 2014 — An  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 …

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Seniors Remain on Frontlines in War on Poverty

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

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SSI Restoration Act Policy Issue Brief

The SSI Policy Issue Brief outlines the background and highlights of both S.2089 and H.R.1601 which was introduced in the U.S. Senate in March 2014 and in the House of Representatives in April 2013.

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SSI Fact Sheet 2014

The SSI Fact Sheet  shares updated information on the Supplemental Security Income program including the federal benefit rate, the resource limit, demographics and more.

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SSI Turns 41; It’s Time to Restore the Program to Its Original Intent

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 …

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