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Tell Congress to Support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act NOW!

Please tell members of Congress to support this bipartisan bill! 

With the Minnesota Legislature on a break, now is the time to focus on support of disability services from the federal government! There has been much debate about the Supplemental Security (SSI) program, and we need to voice our opinions for our loved ones, who are often overlooked!

The Arc, a national disability advocate organization, sent out a request urging us to ask Congress to support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act! See below for more information, but please reach out to your elected officials TODAY! 

Thank you for your advocacy! 


The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides critical support for millions of people with disabilities to help afford the basics of everyday life, like food and rent. But SSI has many rules that make it hard for people to save money and get out of poverty. SSI has an asset limit that has not been updated since 1989! Assets include cash, money in bank accounts, most retirement accounts, and other financial resources. Right now, people who get SSI can only have $2,000 in assets. Married couples can only have $3,000. On Tuesday, September 12, the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act (S.2767/ H.R. 5408) was introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). This bill makes long-overdue reforms to the SSI program that would empower millions of people with disabilities to earn and save more money for their futures.

Urge your members of Congress to support people with disabilities by co-sponsoring the bipartisan SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act!

Contact Congress Today!