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SSI REFORM

UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY WE PAY BENEFITS TO THOSE WHO DID NOT WORK AT ALL OR NOT ENOUGH TO EARN CREDITS TO RECEIVE DISABILITY AND AGED BENEFITS. I HAVE AN IDEA THAT WOULD REQUIRE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 15 QUARTERS OF COVERAGE IN ORDER TO GET THE NEED BASED/LOW INCOME SUBSIDY CALLED SSI. UNLESS, DISABLED SINCE BIRTH. THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSTANTLY PROVIDING BENEFITS TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED AT ALL. SSI AGED BENEFITS SHOULD BE FOR CITIZENS ONLY. MANY APPLICANTS ARE ONLY LIVING HERE FOR THE 3-5 YEARS JUST TO GET THE BENEFIT OF $674.00 P/M. FURTHERMORE, I FEE THAT THE MOST WOULD BE GAINED FOR PUTTING A FAMILY MAX ON SSI HOUSEHOLDS. SSI HAS A LIMIT OF $1,000.00 FOR MARRIED INDIVIDUALS BUT NO LIMIT FOR DISABLED PARENTS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN. (EX: MOTHER OR FATHER GETS SSI OF $674 AND SHE HAS 3 DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEY EACH GET $674). THE INCOME OF A DISABLED (SSI) HOUSEHOLD COULD BE $2,696.00 EACH MONTH. WOW! I BELIEVE THAT EVEN SSI SHOULD HAVE A FAMILY MAX OF $1,100.00 FOR MARRIED INDIVIDUALS AND $2,200.00 FOR PARENTAND MULTIPLE CHILD RECEIPENTS (MORE THAN ONE DISABLED CHILD) HOUSEHOLDS. TO PREPARE THESE CURRENT RECEIPENTS THE CHANGE SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN EXACTLY 24 MONTHS TO ADAPT AND THE CHANGE TO BE EFFECTIVE WITHIN 30 DAYS FOR NEW MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLDS. SSI NEEDS A REFORM. WE ARE LOSING MONEY. PASS PROGRAM AND TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM FOR BENEIFICIARIES SHOULD BE A REQUIREMENT NOT A CHOICE AND FAILURE TO COMPLY AND/OR PARTICIPATE SHOULD RESULT IN SUSPENSION THEN LEADING TO TERMINATION OF BENEFITS. EVERYONE MUST TRY TO GO BACK TO WORK AFTER RECEIVING ALL POSSIBLE ASSITANCE. THOSE EXEMPT WOULD NEED MEDICAL WAIVER FOR EXEMPTION.

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