Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Children with Disabilities: Just the Facts

December 18, 2012

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income disabled children are back in the news. Unfortunately, the program is being subject to some sharp criticism that is based on misunderstanding of key issues related to SSI for poor children with disabilities.  Discussion and debates concerning this program should be rooted in facts and data, not impressions, misimpressions, and anecdotes.  Here, the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities present basic facts about the program and try to clear up some significant misunderstandings