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WEBINAR: Why the Proposal to Stop SSI Benefits for Those with Outstanding Warrants is so Harmful
November 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In September, the House of Representatives passed HR 2792, an attempt to revive a disastrous old policy that would prohibit the payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people who are the subject of an arrest warrant for an alleged felony or for an alleged violation of probation or parole. Unfortunately, the House passed this bill as a way to pay to extend the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
This bill would not help law enforcement secure the arrest of people they are seeking; instead it will harm thousands of people and cause them to lose their benefits. Join our webinar, Why the Proposal to Stop SSI Benefits for Those With Outstanding Warrants is so Harmful, to hear why this is not an evidenced-based strategy for law enforcement to use.
We have conclusive remarks from Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) about his efforts in the fight against HR 2792 in the House. Join the CCD Social Security Task Force and Justice in Aging to learn more about the details of this proposal, who it would harm, and why it is bad policy.
Real-time captioning and ASL interpretation was provided for this webinar.
Dara Baldwin, National Disability Rights Network
Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging
TJ Sutcliffe, The Arc
The webinar took place on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.