Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has introduced the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act (H.R. 1601). The bill would update the SSI resource limits, to $10,000 for an individual or $15,000 for a couple – the amount they would be today if adjusted for inflation since 1989, the last time the resource limits were updated. The bill would also update the general income disregard (to $110 per month) and the earned income disregard (to $357 per month) to the amounts they would be today if adjusted for inflation since 1972, the last time they were updated. Finally, the bill would repeal the in-kind support and maintenance provision and repeal the SSI transfer penalty.
The Arc’s T.J. Sutcliffe spoke at a Hill briefing last week on the legislation, hosted by Rep. Grijalva and sponsored by the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Read The Arc’s full statement in support of this important legislation.