Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access to SSI

Under a new rule, more people will soon qualify for Supplemental Security Income and some current beneficiaries will see their monthly payments increase, the Social Security Administration said.

The changes will come under a regulation finalized recently broadening what counts as a “public assistance household.”

The agency is expanding the definition to include households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, payments as well as households where not everyone receives public assistance.

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