Field Ops Memo 2009-59: EAEDC and TAFDC – SSI Extension of Benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program administered by the Social
Security Administration (SSA) which provides income assistance to lowincome
seniors and persons with disabilities. A law enacted in 1996 granted
refugees and certain immigrants eligibility for SSI benefits for seven years. A
new law, “The SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act”, has
temporarily extended SSI eligibility for these refugees and immigrants for an
additional two years.
In June, SSA sent a letter (Attachment A) to clients who could potentially
benefit from this extension of SSI benefits.
SSI offers increased financial resources for our EAEDC and TAFDC clients.
Case managers are reminded:
- EAEDC clients must apply for SSI as a condition of eligibility; and
- to encourage TAFDC clients to apply for SSI.
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