Last week, Senators Warren of Massachusetts and Brown of Ohio introduced a bill that would make changes to Supplemental Security Income SSI. The bill is called the Supplemental Security Restoration Act of 2014. As it stands now, those who receive SSI benefits must not have more than 2,000 dollars in cash or assets or they will lose their benefits. According to Disability Scoop, one of the proposed changes in the bill would raise the maximum amount to $10,000. The bill would also eliminate the restriction on family and friends providing assistance such as housing or food to SSI beneficiaries and raise the income level that beneficiaries can receive before losing their benefits. . If you think this is an important bill, contact your senators and ask them to support the bill.Source: Go to source
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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.