Tell Congress: Support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act!
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides critical support for millions of people with disabilities to be able to afford necessities like food and rent. But it has many rules that make it hard for people to save money and get out of poverty. SSI has an asset limit that has not been updated since 1989. These asset limits mean that people cannot save money and force people with disabilities into poverty. Tell Congress it’s time to raise SSI asset limits!
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