Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act Introduced in Senate

Last week, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act of 2014 (S. 2089; “SSI Restoration Act”). Last year, Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced similar legislation in the House (H.R. 1601; SSI Restoration Act of 2013).  S. 2089 proposes to update and index to inflation the SSI earned income and general income disregards, update and index to inflation the SSI asset limits (from the current levels of $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a couple to $10,000 for an individual and $15,000 for a couple), and make other improvements to the SSI program that simplify administration and support beneficiaries. The Arc strongly supports this important legislation to update and strengthen SSI.

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