New Report on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children with Disabilities

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has released a new brief, “Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities.” The brief highlights the importance of SSI for children with significant disabilities and their families. Key findings include:

  • SSI plays a significant role in reducing poverty among children with disabilities, without reducing parental employment;
  • Nearly all of the increase in the number of children receiving SSI from 2000-2010 is explained by the increase in child poverty during that time; and
  • SSI payments to children as a share of U.S. Gross Domestic Product are projected to decline after 2013.
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