Access Expanded for Supplemental Security Income Recipients with New Rules and Definitions by Social Security Administration

Atlanta, Georgia – The Social Security Administration recently announced significant changes to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit program. The adjustments aim to broaden the qualification criteria for SSI, increase payment amounts for some recipients, and alleviate reporting burdens for individuals in public assistance households. Starting September 30, 2024, the new rule will expand the definition of a “public assistance household” to include those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments. Additionally, it will apply …

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