Requirements For Disabled Child Welfare

— NPR's Vicky Que reports on the new, tougher requirements for receiving benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program. As a part of Social Security, the number of people enrolled in the program had tripled since 1990. The change in eligibility was part of Congress' overhaul of the welfare system, but critics say the reform went too far and has cut benefits to disabled children and their parents. Sixty percent of those who were dropped and appealed the decision have won reinstatement.



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