Another Bill Proposed: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act

October 30, 2019

A bill was recently introduced in the House of Representation called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act (H.R. 4280).

The bill was introduced September 11, 2019 by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3) and Rep. Elisa Slotkin (D-MI-8). It currently has 23 cosponsors (including Rep. Slotkin). The SSI Restoration Act would update SSI eligibility criteria, some of which have not been updated since 1972. The SSI Restoration Act would increase the resource limit to $10,000 for an individual and $20,000 for a married couple, change the index that is used to calculate the annual Cost-of-Living- Adjustment (COLA) to the CPI-E, repeal the in- kind support and maintenance (ISM) provision, eliminate the marriage penalty, increase the general income exclusion from $20/month to $123/month, and increase the earned income exclusion from $65/month to $399/month. The dollar figures that were increased would also be annually adjusted for inflation. NOSSCR’s government affairs team will prioritize advocacy on getting additional cosponsors for this bill, as well as getting a Senate companion bill introduced.

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