For the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services hearing, Director of Research Scott Graves presented on how Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) grant levels fall short of allowing low-income seniors and people with disabilities to make ends meet in our state.
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