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A Year in Transition: Why Planning for the New Program Became Difficult

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the challenges in the initial implementation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These challenges can be attributed to the political, economic, and administrative ... More


Federal Income Maintenance Policies and Programs

Namkee Choi

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0077
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses three important federal income maintenance programs for older persons: the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program, or Social Security; the Supplemental ... More


Guaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor

Kathleen McGarry

in The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concentrates on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides means-tested benefits for the elderly poor. It is noted that the majority of SSI recipients remain poor in ... More


Launching the Program: Why the Program Began Badly

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the problems in the initial years of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which can be traced to computer-tallying malfunctions. For instance, in Florida, there were 3,300 ... More


The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book offers the first comprehensive history of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), from its origins as part of President Nixon's social reform efforts to its pivotal role in the politics of the ... More


The Emergence of a Disability Program: How the Program’s Fundamental Identity Changed

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the changes in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) after recovering from setbacks during its initial years as discussed in Chapter 3. Policymakers discovered that most of ... More


Introduction

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter discusses the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides “monthly cash payments in accordance with uniform, nationwide eligibility requirements to needy ... More


The Welfare Reform of 1996: How the Program Became Swept Up in the Narrative of Welfare Fraud and Abuse

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the fraud done by parents of disabled children, substance abusers, and immigrants to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Some disabled children were lured by their parents ... More


The Courts and Other Sources of Program Growth: How the Program Expanded in a Conservative Age

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the expansion of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) during the Reagan administration and the first year of the Bush administration. In 1983, the Congress passed the Social ... More


Social Insurance and Welfare

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Distinctive nature of social insurance and how American welfare programs were justified in these terms. Programs discussed are Social Security, “welfare” (AFDC/TANF), Supplemental Security Income, ... More


Post-1996 Developments: A Brief Postscript

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the 1996 reform on the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. The 1996 law tightened the requirements for disabled children who applied to the program, ... More


Conclusion

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter argues that the creators of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—a triumvirate of Nixon administration officials, Social Security Administration (SSA) employees, and ... More


Restructuring Disability Policy and Improving Employment Outcomes in the United States

David C. Stapleton and David R. Mann

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the mid-1980s, the employment and household income of working-age people with disabilities in the United States have steadily declined, while their reliance on public income and health support ... More


Aging in Drug Use

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Because of the War on Drugs, the number of prisoners age fifty-five and older more than doubled every ten years, making them the fastest growing age group of the prison population. Formerly ... More


Tim Begins Adult Life

Paul Gionfriddo

in Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter explores Tim's entry into adulthood. He entered a supported living arrangement at the Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center (ATCMHMR) where he received services ... More


Tim Hits the Revolving Door

Paul Gionfriddo

in Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter continues the narrationi of Tim's early adult life. He began receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) money, just enough for him to establish a bit of independence. His mental ... More


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