This is really important! Please call your reps to support if you can
Not only does it raise the limit, it INDEXES THE LIMIT TO INFLATION MOVING FORWARD.
If you are in the US, tell your senators and congressperson to vote for this.
(you can still contact your senators if you’re under 18, or if, like me, you are a green card holder or other immigrant who can’t vote yet.)
This one isn’t a hotbutton issue for Republicans vs Democrats so dont assume that just because you live in a blue state that your reps will definitely vote for it. Make the call.
Or that they WON’T in a red state.
Boost the heck out of this. It is bipartisan legislation, Sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). The bill number is S. 4102 and I don’t think it has a House equivalent yet. If you tell your reps to vote for S. 4102 sponsored by Sen. Brown and co-sponsored by Sen. Portman, you could be completely changing the game for disabled married couples. (The Senate has a drop-down menu by state at the top of the website https://www.senate.gov/)
As of now (31 May 2022) this bill is in committee in the Senate. It was sent to the committee of finance. If your senator is listed below, it is ESPECIALLY important that you call them to express your support for S.4102 – SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act.
Ron Wyden, Oregon, (Chairman)
Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
Maria Cantwell, Washington
Bob Menendez, New Jersey
Tom Carper, Delaware
Ben Cardin, Maryland
Sherrod Brown, Ohio
Michael Bennet, Colorado
Bob Casey, Pennsylvania
Mark Warner, Virginia
Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Mike Crapo, Idaho (Ranking Minority Member)
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
John Cornyn, Texas
John Thune, South Dakota
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
James Lankford, Oklahoma
Steve Daines, Montana
Rob Portman, Ohio
Todd Young, Indiana
Ben Sasse, Nebraska
John Barrasso, Wyoming
As of August 10 2022 it is still in the finance committee according to congress.gov
While it’s common for a bill to stay in committee for a year or more, it’s also the point at which most bills die.
If your senator is on the Finance Committee, please contact them again and voice your support for S.4102, the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act.
I hope they will allow people on SSI to get married and not lose benefits. I’m on SSDI but my fiance is on SSI…!