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UM14-08 - Understanding Participation in SSI.

Robert F. Schoeni and Kathleen McGarry

SSI is the primary government transfer program targeted towards assisting low income older adults. Prior studies have found that only 50-60% of individuals eligible for SSI participate. We will provide more recent estimates of program take-up and investigate various hypotheses for why eligible individuals do not participate.

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Understanding Participation in SSI
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Understanding Participation in SSI