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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Celebrates 50 Years as a Lifeline 

June 4, 2024 • By

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For 50 years, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been a lifeline to millions of people with disabilities, including children, and older adults with limited income and resources.   In 1972, President Nixon signed legislation creating the federal SSI program. In January 1974, Social Security issued the first monthly SSI payments. A half century later, approximately 7.5 […]

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