Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Correction-SSI Cuts

There is a reduction in SSI/SSP grants in this California Budget. On Friday's program we said that SSI had gotten a pass. However, starting October 1, 2009, SSI/SSP will cut $5-per-month from individuals and cut couples to the federal minimum. The maximum grant for an individual will drop from $850 to $845, and the maximum grant for couples will drop from $1,489 to $1,407. This is especially traumatic for many couples.

In addition, the Democrats also agreed to put our Cost Of Living Allowances (COLA) into the pot that requires a 2/3rd majority vote. Will we ever get a yearly 5-15 buck raise again? Stay

Thanks to the listener who first brought this to our attention.


  1. I work in an office where we have SSI clientele who are mainly elderly people who have never worked in the US and quite a few live in houses and condos owned by their own children, so these types of cuts will have little affect on them. I do feel for the folks who are truly disabled and don't have the assistance of family or rental subsidies to help them out with all these cuts.

  2. Thanks. It's taken me forever to find this information. The govt sites are useless.