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NainalSnirCiiznsLawCnr2013ANNuALRePoRtWWW.NSCLC.oRG6ecnmicScriyWebelievethatthatallseniorsshouldhaveenoughincometomeettheirbasicneeds.theSupplementalSecurityIncomeSSIprogramwassignedintolawin1972toprovideasPresidentNixonsaidabigstepoutofpovertyandtowardalifeofdignityandindependence.Sadlythevisionoftheprogramhasbeenneglectedanditspromisehasnotbeenmet.OlderadultswhorelyonSSIfortheirincomesecurityaredeeperinpovertythanwhentheprogramstarted.Thefederalbenefitamountjustover720amonthforanindividualin2014only74ofthefederalpovertylevelhasnotkeptpacewithinflation.Programrulessuchasthe2000AfrpayingfrhsingfdandincidnalsliksapandilpaprvryfwSSIrcipinshavanyhinglfvr.IcanllyhwmanyfmyfmalSSIrcipinshavwhisprdmhahywldgivanyhingfrnwndrwar.CaliforniaadvocatelimitonhowmuchyoucansaveandstillgetSSIbenefitsareoutofdate.Thisrulemakesitimpossibletosaveupforemergenciesorothersignificantneedssuchasahomerepairuncoveredmedicalexpenseorevenanewwintercoatorbed.NSCLCaimstofixthisproblem.In2013NSCLCworkedwithRep.RalGrijalvaD-NMtodeveloplegislationthatwillupdateSSI.NSCLCandtheCongressmansstaffcollaboratedSSIRsrainAc2013SmendrsingorganizainsAARPAFL-CIOAmericanAssociationonHealthandDisabilityAmericanBarAssociationEasterSealsRep.RalGrijalvaD-NMaddressesCapitolHillbriefingontheSSIRestorationActof2013thatNSCLChelpedtodraft.GrayPanthersLeadershipCouncilofAgingOrganizationsMentalHealthAmericaNationalCaucusandCenteronBlackAgedNationalCommitteetoPreserveSocialSecurityandMedicareNationalCouncilonAgingNationalHispanicCouncilonAgingOWLParalyzedVeteransofAmericaServicesAdvocacyforGayLesbianBisexualTransgenderEldersSoutheastAsiaResourceActionCenterUnitedAutoWorkersYouthLawCenter