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Access to SSI – Ensuring Access to Assistance from State and Local Governments and Nonprofits

This webinar took place on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries may receive help in cash or in-kind from state and local governments and private entities. Examples include a food pantry providing food and groceries to members of the community facing hunger or a local government offering rental assistance to low-income residents. A number of existing exclusions allow SSI beneficiaries to receive this vital assistance without causing a loss of SSI eligibility. To improve the SSI rules in this area, we need to ensure that the exclusions work effectively, are accessible to state and local governments and nonprofits, and ultimately lead to lowering barriers for SSI seniors and people with disabilities when they seek the help they need to survive and thrive.

This webinar, Access to SSI – Ensuring Access to Assistance from State and Local Governments and Nonprofits, will provide information on existing SSI exclusions for assistance from state and local governments and nonprofits and offer specific proposals that can reduce barriers to access in this area. The webinar expands on our recently released issue brief, Ensuring Access to Assistance from State and Local Governments and Nonprofits.

Presenters:

  • Tracey Gronniger, Managing Director, Economic Security, Justice in Aging
  • Trinh Phan, Director, State Income Security, Justice in Aging

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