TITLE

The New Supplemental Security Income -- Implications for Other Benefit Programs

AUTHOR(S)
Storey, James R.
PUB. DATE
September 1975
SOURCE
Policy Sciences;Sep1975, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p359
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a federal assistance program for the needy aged, blind and disabled, replaced the old federal-state welfare programs in January 1974. The enactment of this income floor, following a decade of revolutionary growth in aid to these three groups, may precipitate further program reform. First, the VA pension program aiding a beneficiary group similar to that of SSI, could be merged with SSI into a single federal program. Second, SSI may mark a turning point in the development of the social security system. A federally-administered income floor for the poor who are elderly or disabled can relieve social security of the welfare elements built into that system in an earlier period, allowing its original function of wage- replacement to be improved. A reorientation of social security vis-à-vis SSI would also allow a more equitable treatment of persons covered under one or both programs.
ACCESSION #
16626462

 

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