Free Webinar: Legal Basics – Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Dear Aging Advocates, Please consider this free, online event regarding SSI, which is a topic both federal and state in nature, and has much advocacy happening around it in Los Angeles (e.g., Justice in Aging is currently supporting SSI as a resource for homeless seniors and seniors who are living on the brink of homelessness): When: Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. PT … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Happy Birthday, SSI, Time for an Update

Kevin Prindiville  Last week an extremely important federal program that you have likely never heard of turned 43 years old. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides modest, yet life-saving, cash assistance to 8 million seniors and people with disabilities with extremely limited income and resources. As important as the program is, as it grows … Continue reading

NSCLC: Sen. Brown Highlights SSI Restoration Act During Hearing on Future of Social Security

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  In opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy on May 21, 2014, Chair Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) advocated “modernizing the Supplemental Security Income program.   “If there is one area on Social Security where every Senator on this Committee should … Continue reading

NSCLC: Supplemental Security Income Act Policy Brief

Click her to see NSCLC’s Supplemental Security Income Act Policy Brief 

Senator Sherrod Brown: Sens. Brown And Warren Introduce Bill That Would Encourage Work, Strengthen Supplemental Security Income Benefits For Elderly, Disabled, And Blind Americans, And 1.3 Million Children

Bill Would Benefit Vulnerable Americans by Addressing Inflation’s Effect on Ability to Qualify for Supplemental Security Income Friday, March 7, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation that would strengthen Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for the most vulnerable Americans, including elderly, disabled, and blind Americans, and 1.3 … Continue reading

NSCLC: Aging Committee Hearing Focuses on Senior Poverty; SSI Fixes Urged

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  At a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to spotlight senior poverty today, key witnesses advocated for updating the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and other National Senior Citizens Law Center priorities. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) explored potential improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and Vice President and … Continue reading

NSCLC: SSA’s Failure to Process SSI Appeal Requests

California Healthline: Penalty Checks Arriving for Late Hearings

by David Gorn Wednesday, July 24, 2013   State penalty checks for some people in the Community-Based Adult Services program have begun to arrive in the mail, but a consumer advocacy group said yesterday that cashing those checks could have unintended consequences. “Medi-Cal benefits are not affected in any way. But some people could lose SSI … Continue reading

TAC: People with Disabilities Priced Out of Nation’s Housing Market

TAC Releases Priced Out 2012 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force have released a study, Priced Out in 2012, which demonstrates that the national average rent for a modestly priced one-bedroom apartment is greater than the entire Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of … Continue reading

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