Legislative Branch

Put a monthly cap on SSA payments to families with children

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Currently hard-working Americans who pay Social Security taxes have a cap on the maximum payable to their family. But a family receiving SSI payments can receive an unlimited amount of monthly payments because there is no cap on payments to households with children receiving SSI. I know of cases where SSI families receive much more than the maximum paid to tax-paying Social Security beneficiaries. This seems patently unfair. There is definitely a reason for SSI families to get payments, but should the tax paying family be penalized and held to a limit while the others are not? It is grossly unfair and I think the tax-paying American public would be outraged to discover this is happening.

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Idea No. 138