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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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Tag Archives: Social Security
(10/21/2014) Social Security, with its retirement, survivor and disability benefits, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are more critical than ever for the financial security of millions of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
Free Webinar When: October 14, 2014, 2-2:30 PM EDT In December 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that as of February 2014 it would no longer provide Social Security number (SSN) printouts or benefit verification letters to individuals requesting … Continue reading →
In a blog for Talk Poverty.org, Kevin Prindiville writes: “So now you know: senior poverty is a real and growing problem in America. If you want to live in a society in which people can age in dignity and no … Continue reading →
NSCLC played a leading role advocating, together with other organizations and members of Congress, against the elimination of printing Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit verification letters at local offices. NSCLC staff met with SSA to point to the serious problems … Continue reading →
(08/15/2014) Without Social Security, celebrating its 79th birthday this week, more than half of all seniors would be poor today. Social Security and other government programs combine to keep many seniors out of extreme poverty. However, a significant number of …
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 →
(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 …
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.
Written statement from NSCLC to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on March 5, 2014 in which NSCLC recommends strengthening the safety net, improving SSI, increasing the availability of health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Programs … Continue reading →
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 …