Support Ending Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cash Out

Budget Priority

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) are in strong support of ending the SSI Cash Out and increasing the economic security of nearly 370,000 Californians by allowing them to receive CalFresh benefits, as well as the efforts to mitigate any negative impacts on those households who will have a benefit reduction or loss due to this change. We are aware of conversations about various ways of effectuating a hold harmless for the households who will be negatively impacted by this change and look forward to providing our input about the administrative and automation implications of the various options.

Joint SSI Cashout Memo – May 26, 2018