Key Findings Details
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
- 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.