Adult SSI Recipients: A Case Study

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Adult SSI recipients who were former child recipients continued to face the same challenges experienced as children. In 2013, it was reported in the GPO report that 60% of youth who receive SSI also receive SSI benefits as adults. Of those who were re-determined using more stringent adult SSI criteria, under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, one-fourth return within four years. Young adult recipients age 19-23 receiving SSI payments, continued to experience low educational attainment, low employment rates, low post-secondary enrollment, low vocational rehabilitation enrollment, and higher arrest rates.
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