Modernizing SSI

Sep 16, 2019

Unique among insular areas, the people of the Marianas are eligible for Supplemental Security Income. About 1,000 disabled and elderly in our islands receive on average almost $7,000 annually. But with household incomes stagnant and costs rising, SSI needs modernization. So, I am now a cosponsor of theĀ Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019. H.R. 4280 would simplify the process for claiming SSI benefits, make more people eligible by raising income limits, and eliminate reductions in benefits for those who go to work despite their disabilities.