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Your UCP: National October 11, 2003
Social Security / SSI

The Social Security program is financed through payroll taxes and the trust fund and provides benefits to 7 million people. SSI, a means tested program funded from general revenues, provides benefits to millions of people with disabilities. Currently, there are several major issues in this issue area, including Social Security solvency and implementation of the Ticket to Work. President Bush has named a Commission on Social Security that is to recommend a solvency solution late in late fall, 2001.

Regarding the Ticket to Work legislation, passed in 1999, proposed regulations have been published and the Advisory Commission created by the legislation made its final report on July 26, 2001. Although the Ticket cannot be fully implemented until final regulations are published, it is unclear when that will occur.
Documents:
SSA Regional Conferences: Reach Out - Building Successful Coalitions to Enroll Dual Eligibles
Report of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
UCP Testifies Before President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
Social Security Benefits for People Affected by the Terrorist Attacks
SSA Publications in Alternative Formats
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA)
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 Letter
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Advisory Panel Meeting Dates
UCP Joins 28 Other Disability Groups in Testifying on Major Concerns on SSA's Proposed Ticket To Work Rules
Social Security in Plain English: Glossary and Q & As
Been Denied SSI? You Can Help
Panel to Tackle Social Security, Washington Post 5/2/01

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