Please join the Social Security Advisory Board at our Policy Forum on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program on Tuesday, July 12th at the Carnegie Library - Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW, Washington DC. We hope you will come to share your ideas as we explore important policy issues in the SSI program.
The Board has published multiple reports and statements over several years regarding SSI and modifications that would better enable the program to achieve its objectives. We look forward to this discussion of the program, its rules and procedures, and its effect on the lives of millions of Americans, especially children.
The agenda will include four sessions:
SSI Resource Limits:
What are they?
How do they compare with limits in other public benefit and tax systems?
How (if at all) should they be updated over time?
What do new ABLE accounts mean for SSI recipients and the program overall?
In-kind Support and Maintenance:
What is it and why do we have it?
How can these policies be simplified while maintaining basic program objectives?
The Policy and Practice in Financing Child Welfare Programs:
A look at how states fund child welfare programs and rely on federal financing.
SSI Program for Children:
What happens to youth after they leave the SSI program?
What can we do to improve those outcomes?
We hope you will join us from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the 12th. Register now and let us know any reasonable accommodations you may need. Space is limited, so registration is required for either the morning, the afternoon, or the full day.
For more information, including a full agenda and presenter information (when available), visit our forum website or call 202-475-7700.
I am a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where my work focuses on Social Security policy. Previously I held several positions within the Social Security Administration, including Deputy Commissioner for Policy and principal Deputy Commissioner. Prior to that I was a Social Security Analyst at the Cato Institute. In 2005 I worked on Social Security reform at the White House National Economic Council, and in 2001 I was on the staff of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. My Bachelor's degree is from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I can be contacted at andrew.biggs @ aei.org.