In Wisconsin, more than 100,000 people rely on financial support through the supplemental security income (SSI) program that helps people with disabilities and older adults pay for essential things like food, housing, medical care not covered by insurance, clothing, personal needs and more.
Unfortunately, this program has not been updated in many years, preventing people from getting the support they need, and even keeping people from saving for the future, getting married or taking a job.
Good news is on the way!
In the November Policy Insiders discussion we will hear from The Arc’s Director of Income Policy, Bethany Lilly, who is advocating in the U.S. Capitol for the SSI Restoration Act (S. 2753).
This bill would update and enhance the SSI program by increasing earned income and resource limits for the first time in decades. The Arc strongly supports the SSI Restoration Act. Learn how this bill could help you or a family member and how you can advocate for its passage.
- When: November 21 at noon
- Where: At your computer – password sent after your subscription is complete!
- Who: For anyone who thinks SSI is out of date!
Bethany Lilly is the current Director of Income Policy at The Arc. She is the former Deputy Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Prior to joining the Bazelon Center, Ms. Lilly was a law clerk with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where she worked on Medicaid, pharmaceutical regulation, and civil rights issues. Bethany received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.