How Does Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Make a Difference for Your Child? Tell Your Story!

The SSI Coalition for Children and Families needs your help in showing why Congress should preserve this important program. During 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget resolution calling for $1.4 billion in cuts to children's SSI. While these cuts were stopped for the fiscal year 2012 budget, we expect similar proposals again.

If you have a child who receives SSI disability benefits, please tell us your story using the link below. Please share this notice with other families who also might want to tell their story to protect this vital resource. With your permission, we may share your story with media and lawmakers as an example of why SSI is so important. We will share only as much identifying information as you allow. Please indicate your preferences in your submission.

To submit your story, click here: https://clsphila.org/CalendarItem.aspx?id=104.

The SSI Coalition for Children and Families is an extensive network of organizations working to preserve SSI for low-income children with challenging conditions. If you have questions or would like to get involved with the Coalition, please contact Dominic Holt at 202-467-5730, or dominic@bazelon.org, or Rebecca Vallas at 215-227-2400, or rvallas@clsphila.org.

Also See:

Adrian's Story: This webpage describes the important role SSI has played in helping Adrian's family care for him.

In Their Own Words -- Benefits of SSI: This handout briefly highlights seven families' experiences.

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