Research & Analysis by Alfreda M. Brooks

SSI Recipients in Multirecipient Households, March 1994
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 58, No. 3 (released July 1995)
by Lenna D. Kennedy, Charles G. Scott, and Alfreda M. Brooks

This note addresses concerns about the amounts of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments made to households where two or more recipients live together. Under current law these payments are not generally reduced. One of the concerns is that the SSI program may be providing income to households whose income exceeds an equitable standard, defined in terms of the poverty guidelines. This study measures the incidence of this happening by comparing unit incomes to the 1994 poverty guidelines.