How SSI benefits help children and families
Today a U.S. House committee holds a hearing about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a vital part of Social Security that helps protect 1.3 million children from deprivation. SSI is a benefit paid for the disabled, blind and elderly with low-income that can provide disabled children up to $674 a month.
This support helps keep kids out of poverty. And with the number of struggling families on the rise — with more than 1 in 5 American kids now living in poverty — this support is increasingly important. Learn more in a blog post from our friends at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.