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LSR Policy Recommendations for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program

WASHINGTON DC – The Latinos for a Secure Retirement coalition (LSR) has Together with theNational Senior Citizen Law Center (NSCLC), LSR is calling for needed updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. “SSI has been a critical program to low-income Latinos for the past 40 years but needs to be strengthened,” stated Jeff Cruz, Executive Director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement, a coalition of ten leading national Latino organizations. “Outdated rules have put many poor seniors in peril.” For more information on the policy recommendations, click on the link on the top of the page.

Leading Latino Organizations Celebrate Birthday of SSI & Call for Program to be Updated and Strengthened

The Latinos for a Secure Retirement coalition (LSR) has joined the National Senior Citizen Law Center (NSCLC) to call for needed updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. SSI was signed into law 40 years ago on Oct. 30 th, 1972 by President Richard Nixon to provide subsistence-level income to low income people over the age of 65 or with severe disabilities.

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