Several States Developing Programs For Getting Kids Off Supplemental Security Income

by Staff | November 18th, 2013

November 18, 2013

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program designed to offer assistance to those who are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition and have limited income resources. The program has a history of failing to get young recipients back into the workforce though, which has prompted the government to offer several states millions of dollars to develop campaigns that are effective at placing SSI recipients back into the workforce.

According to an article published by Disability Scoop magazine, a total of 11 states will receive a portion of more than $200 million to be used as part of the Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) program. The money is to be used to help children in homes that receive SSI benefits graduate from high school, complete a secondary education or receive job training, and acquire employment.

States receiving the funds include:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Wisconsin
  • Utah
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Montana
  • Colorado
  • Arizona

The Social Security Administration, along with the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, are providing funding for the project.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, and Newlin applaud the government’s effort to assist those who are most in need and are hopeful the project is a success!

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