HIAS urges extension of refugee benefits

Posted on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:33 am

The JTA and the Forward today covered HIAS' efforts to have funding for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) extended. SSI helps elderly and disabled refugees pay for such basic necessities as food and shelter; currently these benefits are slated to expire on September 30th, leaving thousands without this critical monetary lifeline.

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