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A Longitudinal Analysis of Entries and Exits of the Low-Income Elderly to and from the Supplemental Security Income Program
Elizabeth Powers and Todd Elder
WP 2007-156

  • The SSI (Supplemental Security Income) participation rate in the aged is strongly positively associated with eligibility length.
  • The take-up rate among those who have been eligible for SSI for 3 years or more is 80 percent, suggesting that those who are persistently poor are being helped by the program.