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.