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Supplemental Security Income Not Meeting The Needs of the Poor
Posted in: Supplemental Security Income on October 25th, 2011

ssiMany individuals who are not eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance instead turn to Supplemental Security Income.  Supplemental Security Income is designed for those who require disability payments, yet do not have the work credits necessary to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Is It Enough?

For many Americans who are collecting Supplemental Security Income, the answer is a disheartening “no.” For example, take the case of Bill Ricker. He currently lives in Hartford, Maine, and his entire yearly income sits at $12,036. He currently lives in a trailer, that he bought in the 1980s, and spends about a third of his income each year on heat. He is too poor to afford to move and even too poor to afford many basic maintenance issues that are required on his home. Most of this money goes toward the rent on the lot where his trailer sits, food, heating, and prescription medicine.

The prevalence of fraud, when it comes to the disability programs that are offered through the United States government, needs to be rectified as soon as possible. Those who are truly disabled are often living well below the poverty line, because they are unable to work to get any other sort of income. The increasing amount of applications for both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance are worrying for those who are already reliant on these disability programs. If these programs are not saved, Americans like Bill Ricker are the ones who will suffer the brunt of the collapse.


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