The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of 69 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena. We are writing to urge you to support the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act (H.R. 3824/S. 2065). Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was created almost 50 years ago to cover the basic needs of older adults and people with disabilities living in extreme poverty. Today the program is falling short of that goal because it has remained frozen in time and keeps out the very people it was meant to help.
Read LCAO chair Katie Smith Sloan’s letter on LCAO’s support for a care infrastructure package.