In August, U.S. Reps. William Enyart (D-IL) and James McGovern (D-MA) joined as co-sponsors to the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act (H.R/ 1601), a bill sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva and championed by NSCLC. More than two dozen national and local organizations have endorsed the legislation since its introduction in April. With hopes that a similar bill will be introduced in the Senate, NSCLC is currently educating Senate staff and members about problems with SSI such as an outdated resource limit and a punitive rule that can reduce the SSI benefit by one-third when the SSI recipient is unable to y his or her full share of the housing costs. NSCLC also recently updated its SSI Policy Issue Brief and Fact Sheet.
In The News
NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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