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SSI Increase Discussions Reinvigorated

The Senate has introduced bill S.7333 (Serino) in order to increase the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rate for adult care facilities by $7.50 per day, phased in over two years. If passed, the first $2.50 per day increase would happen on Jan. 1, 2017, and then again on April 1, 2017. The third and final $2.50 increase would occur on April 1, 2018.

LeadingAge New York appreciates the efforts of the Senate to keep this issue alive, after being disappointed that an SSI increase was not included in the final budget agreement. The Senate included an increase in their one house budget bill, but that funding did not survive final budget negotiations.

LeadingAge NY will continue to work for an increase in the SSI rate. What can you do to help? Join us for our Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living Advocacy Day on May 10th in Albany! Click here for more information and registration.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828