Income Support: Bill to Improve Unemployment Insurance Benefits Introduced

On May 1, Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) introduced the Strengthening UI for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act (H.R.6680). This bill would make several improvements to unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, including exempting them from income for all means-tested programs. This would allow people with disabilities to receive UI benefits without complicating eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the Supplemental Nutrition Insurance Program (SNAP). The Arc supports this bill. See The Arc’s fact sheet on unemployment insurance.

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