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 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be introduced in the Senate, NSCLC is currently educating Senate staff and members about problems with SSI such as an outdated resource limit and a punitive rule that can reduce the SSI benefit by one-third when the SSI recipient is unable to y his or her full share of the housing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.

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