Category Archives: Economic Security

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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Sponsors and Endorsements of SSI Restoration Act 2014

As of May 2014, there were 74 organizational endorsements of the SSI Restoration Act in Congress (S.2089 & H.R. 1601). 

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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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Why SSI Needs an Appeal Process that Works

September 2013 –An NSCLC issue brief, Why SSI Needs an Appeals Process that Works, provides an overview of how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are harmed when the Social Security Administration decides to stop or decrease their benefits, and they …

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SSI Restoration Act Gains New House Co-Sponsors

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 … Continue reading

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Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs

In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what … Continue reading

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ISSUE BRIEF: Why SSI Needs An Appeal Process That Works

September 2013 — An NSCLC issue brief, Why SSI Needs an Appeal Process That Works, provides an overview of how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are harmed when the Social Security Administration decides to stop or decrease their benefits, and … Continue reading

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