You need to contact your Senators and Representative and share why SSI is important for your child. US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia: Date Posted: 01/26/2017 Congress is weighing proposals to significantly cut or eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children with disabilities. SSI is a Social Security benefit that provides vital monetary support to low-income children and adults with serious disabilities, as well as seniors. The program helps to meet basic needs for vulnerable people, including food, shelter and clothing. Although the maximum monthly SSI payment is only $735.00, that income can be a lifesaver for struggling families. For families caring for a child with a disability, that income can help replace wages when a parent needs to stay home to take care of their child. It also provides for the child’s special needs, helping to avoid institutionalization of the child, h
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