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SSI Policy

Protecting & Expanding a Vital Program

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a critical supplemental program to the Social Security system that provides modest financial assistance for people who are unable to work enough to meet their basic needs. Examples of older adults who may qualify for SSI include an 80-year-old low-income retired couple with unexpected medical costs who are facing homelessness, a 50-year-old person who is blind, with no savings, and a 70-year-old single woman with little to no Social Security benefits. The program is a key anti-poverty program that must be defended from cuts and also needs expansion and updating.

Below advocates will find Issue Briefs, Fact Sheets, and other resources about our efforts to protect and expand this program.

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