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Have You Heard of the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act?

Money puzzleNote: Not all of the government is in turmoil and partisan gridlock. I subscribe to the The Arc's newsletter and learned about a bill that would have a direct impact on much of the 18 and up autism community. It's called the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act. For many SSI is their sole income. Group homes use the money to run their programs. Families charge rent and provide food and clothing basics with the money. The ceiling payment is $914 a month.  Think about living on $10,968 a year. Anywhere in the United States, let alone the expensive areas. The savings limit for an individual is $2000. To rent an apartment, landlords typically require 1st month's rent, and 2 security deposits. The average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment is $1700. And a disabled adult really needs TWO bedrooms, one for a caretaker. $1,700 x 3 months is $5,100 just to move in. Impossible. And that's just rent. Read more and share your family's experience below.


From The ARC:

Each year, tens of thousands of people have their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits reduced, suspended, or permanently revoked because of SSI rules that have not been updated in over 30 years.

In some cases, asset and income rules prevent people from taking new jobs, getting married, or saving for their future.

These outdated rules must be changed to improve the lives of SSI recipients, including millions of people with disabilities and their families. Read nore at the link above.

From the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

On Tuesday, September 12, the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act was introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

This bill makes long-overdue reforms to the SSI program that would empower millions of people with disabilities to earn and save more money for their futures.

The Case for Updating SSI Asset Limits

Raising or Eliminating Limits Would Reduce Administrative Burdens Without Dramatically Increasing Enrollment

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for low-income elderly and disabled people has the strictest savings limits of any federal program. Eligibility is limited to people who have only $2,000 (or $3,000 for couples). This is not enough for beneficiaries to weather an emergency, let alone provide stability or save for the future. Administering the resource limit, often referred to as an asset test, is burdensome for both Social Security Administration (SSA) staff and for claimants. Policymakers should increase or even eliminate SSI’s resource limit amid growing bipartisan support to do so. Read more at the link above.

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Bill said: "I personally think state should reduce benefits of any kind if there is middle class family to help the disabled person financially and I agree with an asset limit like not giving a person who is disabled or not benefits like food stamps or Medicaid if their home value is over 200,000 dollars or something."
That is the way of life isn't it.
Things happen.

But when things happen that is the very fault, cause of the government, then we have crossed into something else.

Those that worked in government that took the middle class taxes being paid to them to regulate and protect taxpayers from snake oil salesman, then got in bed with those snake oil salesmen should have to dig down into their own pockets to pay for those they allowed to be injured. They should be able to afford it since they have been doubled paid, for years.

And also those snake oil salesmen that bribed the government --- There is nothing that makes my blood boil than to have to pay pharmacy, doctors, medical establishments for seizure med, EEGs , even EKGs, psych meds, diabeties meds and so for for stuff that clearly the pharmacy, doctors and medical establishments caused in the first place. With the help of the government by the way. So all of those private entities needs to dig out their wallet as well.

Let them sell their house. Maybe they can just not buy a Star Bucks coffee everyone talks about and put that into some sort of fund?
I think I had one of those star buck coffees once, at a University Hospital right outside the neurological department.


Can anyone here say how it’s looking for this bill? Anyone have an estimated timeline for it to become law? What are its chances?


Have your heard of ABLE accounts? This type of disabled person saving account is to avoid the SSI penalty. you can save 17000 per year without it effecting your SSI Medicaid or food stamp eligibility. The ABLE accounts have been around for 6 or 7 years in some states. You can save more money per if you are employed even at a sheltered workshop. Depending on the state the maximum one person can save is anywhere from $50,000 al the way to $100,000. Canada has a similar savings system for those with disabilities. Look into to this Age of Autism readers.
I personally think state should reduce benefits of any kind if there is middle class family to help the disabled person financially and I agree with an asset limit like not giving a person who is disabled or not benefits like food stamps or Medicaid if their home value is over 200,000 dollars or something.

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