Shockingly low awards in SSI cases in past year.

The pandemic has hit disabled and elderly people the hardest, and they now also face the erosion of a critical income lifeline, Supplemental Security Income. This past July, the Social Security Administration distributed the fewest new awards of SSI benefits in the past 20 years of available data, to just 38,318 people.  See the full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/opinion/supplemental-security-income-ssa-disability.html