If the cuts to the SSP were restored and the Cost of Living Adjustment was reinstated to bring SSI/SSP recipients back up to the poverty level, that would mean $200 dollars more a month to buy food, personal hygiene products, warm clothing, medicine, and to pay utilities and rent. It’s not much, but it means a lot to people living on the edge.

What would you buy with $200? 

Senior woman looking out the window
“I would finally be able to save some money.”
portrait of a senior man in cowboy hat
“Being able to eat more nutritious food and stay healthy.”
portrait of a senior man with long beard
Senior woman with walker and family caregiver
“Clothing. I haven’t bought things like that for myself in four years.”
portrait of a senior woman
“Shoes for my grandson.”
senior woman with crocheted hat and glasses