Summary

To modify certain requirements for countable resources and income under the Supplemental Security Income program, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jun 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To modify certain requirements for countable resources and income under the Supplemental Security Income program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``SSI Savers Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN RESOURCE LIMITS; INFLATION ADJUSTMENT.

(a) Increase in Resource Limits.--Section 1611(a)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(a)(3)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (A)-- (A) by striking ``and'' the last place it appears; and (B) by inserting ``, and to $7,500 on January 1 of the first calendar year that begins after the date of the enactment of the SSI Savers Act of 2011'' before the period; and (2) in subparagraph (B)-- (A) by striking ``and'' the last place it appears; and (B) by inserting ``, and to $5,000 on January 1 of the first calendar year that begins after the date of the enactment of the SSI Savers Act of 2011'' before the period. (b) Inflation Adjustment.--Section 1611(a)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(a)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(C) Adjustment for inflation.-- ``(i) In general.--Whenever dollar amounts in effect under paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(A) of this subsection are increased by a percentage under section 1617, each of the dollar amounts in effect under this paragraph shall be increased by the same percentage, and rounded to the closest multiple of $100. ``(ii) Requirement.--Each adjustment under clause...

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I support H.R. 2103: SSI Savers Act of 2011 because...the current limits cause undue hardship, on challenged US citizens & keeps them at a financial level, equivalent 2 a 3rd world country. They should have ALL of the same rights, that ALL other American citizens do. The current limitations limit this ability, & the ability 2 have any quality of life at all. As these limitations stand now, disabled people live on the brink of homelessness, many ARE homeless, in shelters, on waiting lists 4 housing, where they can really do nothing more than sleep, & stare at walls all day because of excessive "rules", so these disabled must always live in a state of fear, of breaking "rules" trying to do things every other American, can do. Instead of wasting funds policing people, over 13cents over the asset limit, just take overages out of their next check. Instead of burdening them with paybacks, just dock their checks until their income falls 2 an acceptable level. Instead of punishing them 4 trying 2 b useful members of society, U should b encouraging them 2 "b all they can b" & helping them b LESS dependent, instead of living BELOW the poverty level. The better they manage 2 do, the less U have 2 pay out, if ur so worried about a 13cent over payment, y not encourage them 2 make as much money as they can. This income,OVER the poverty level, could b put into an interest account, to either be used as a partial payback, or rendered as collateral, for repayment when they're gone. If they buy a $15,000 wheelchair van/stocks, etc, then die, the van/stocks will be sold 4 payback. In the current food stamp system, hundreds of "dollars" are just GIVEN to applicants, with no repayment expected, so y the extreme oversight on SSI recipients? Anyway, these current limitations assume that the disabled person IS in subsidized housing, IS on foodstamps, & IS on Medicaid, however, many are NOT. Available subsidized housing units are limited, waiting lists are long, there R many requirements 2 getting food stamps. Allowing them 2 simply have more up 2 the poverty level, won't cost the government anything, in fact, it will probably make them pay out less, disabled people would have a better quality of life, tax payers will not feel they're giving them a free ride, it's a simple win all around, so y not pass this bill?

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logicalmind
TX-8
11 months ago

I support H.R. 2103: SSI Savers Act of 2011 because... I have been disabled since 1996 and as a result of my inability to get help, my child also became disabled right after birth. My SSDI insured status expired in 1997. So now we are both approved for SSI. The rules of SSI are predatory and should be analyzed. The $2000 resource limit is prehistoric. Security deposit alone for an apt is usually $650 alone and in NY, the landlords like to get the first, last months rent and security deposit all at once. The other option is to rent a place in a slum, which are usually in poor school districts depriving the kids from getting a good education. How does one go about and buy a house? There is no way to get something in $2000 down payment. If I were to get a job at NTI which is a work at home program for the disabled, I could only work very limited hours and have to watch every dollar earned, cause I don't want to go over the $2000 limit. So raising the limit IMO is crucial.

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AnonymousNY
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