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Supplemental Security Income is a core Social Security program that provides life sustaining monetary support to children and adults, including seniors, with disabilities.  Social Security...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Nadia Hewka to Philadelphia City Council on March 6, 2018. Good morning, my name is Nadia Hewka and I am a Senior Staff Attorney at Community...
CLS has reviewed materials currently available concerning the President’s budget proposal and is deeply concerned about the negative impact the President’s budget proposal will have on people with...
Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program provides vital safety net coverage for people with disabilities.  More than 40% of Medicaid expenditures in Pennsylvania are used to provide services for people...
Many children and adults with serious disabilities like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a type of Social Security benefit. For kids with ASD, SSI benefits...
Congress is weighing proposals to significantly cut or eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children with disabilities. SSI is a Social Security benefit that provides vital...
The following comments were submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by CLS' Aging and Disabilities Unit on December 11, 2015. Re:      Community...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Jenny Kye at the Public Meeting on Managed Long-Term Supports and Services on June 26, 2015. Good afternoon.  My name is Jennifer Kye,...
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has been failing in its job to protect nursing home residents.  Over the past several years, DOH has significantly decreased the issuance of sanctions...
If you get SSI, you can work and keep more than half of the money you earn. There are a few things to keep in mind: Report your earnings right away! If you do not report your income, you could...