Supplemental Security Income Legislative History

The following provides a legislative history of Supplemental Security Income from the 112th Congress through the first session of the 113th Congress.  For prior history from 1972-1995, please see the 1996 edition of the Green Book. For prior history from 1996 to 2010, please see the 2012 edition of the Green Book.


Public Law 112-74, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

Public Law 112-74 included a $2 million appropriation for the Department of Education for activities aimed at improving the outcomes of children receiving SSI and their families, which may include competitive grants to states to improve the provision and coordination of services for SSI child recipients in order to achieve improved health status. This program was known as Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE).

Public Law 112-240, American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Public Law 112-240 provided for a permanent extension of the income and 12-month resource exclusions of all refundable federal and advanced tax credits for the purposes of determining eligibility or payment amount for all federal programs, including SSI.

This page was prepared on August 18, 2014, for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.