People with disabilities need an ability to SAVE some modest funding without risking their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under a new bill (H.R. 2103) proposed in Congress.
About This Petition
Because current asset limits are so restrictive under the Federal SSI Program - low-income seniors and disabled individuals - recipients are forced to spend down savings they may have before they are eligible for SSI assistance, leaving them with only $2,000 (or $3,000 for couples) to help them through any emergencies and their entire retirement.
Since resource values have NOT been elevated nor indexed since 1989 and innocent Disabled people are being disqualified for mere and meager savings (i.e. $2,000.00 savings or $1,500.00 life insurance policies),passage of H.R. 2103 (SSI SAVERS ACT) is necessary!
Our YOUNG DISABLED Citizens need HELP - not thrown out into the street because of some backward thinking mind-set that allows a paltry $1,500 for a Burial Contract ... $2,000 for basic savings or liquid assets (how can one run a tiny home, or apartment) .. even a car that someone could drive for the Disabled Young person is locked @ $4,000 value - inflation and cost of living progression tells us much differently.
These are archaic regulations that MUST be change and our vulnerable Disable population nees our support.
Infact, the Central Rhode Island JCS (Civic Community Service Organization for Youth & Young adults)) feels the bill should be further amended to included ... a waiver in the law about SSI recipients doing some form of limited,(part-time) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'community service\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' such as serving on a municipal / state commission or panel that would be exempt for say receiving a small stipend for such pubic service.
They feel (even in its current form0 it has tremendous merit as a basis for those unfortunate recipients that are relegated to a non-active lifestyle due to their physical or mental disabilities and are further plagued with an almost punishment offset to the real meaning of the SSI Program for the Disabled American Citizen.
Plase urge your Comgress-person to immediately support H.R. 2103 - SSI SAVERS ACT! - Thank You!