Congressman Davis: Support the Update and Expansion of SSI

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This letter, co-authored by FIAI partners, advocates for older adults and disability advocates, urges Congressman Davis to include long overdue updates and improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) Program in the budget reconciliation process now underway.

SSI is often the sole source of income to pay for the basic needs of older adults and individuals living with significant disabilities who are supported in their homes by Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). SSI benefits must cover housing, food, utilities, clothing, and other necessities. In Illinois, nearly 260,000 people rely on SSI to meet their most basic needs, including nearly 69,000 Illinoisans age 65 or over. SSI serves thousands of people in every district across Illinois; urban, suburban, and rural alike.

Expand & Update SSI in Budget Reconciliation

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