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Supplemental Security Income In the 116th Congress

November 6, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The SSI Program The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was established in 1972 under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. The stated goal of SSI was to improve economic conditions for older adults and people with disabilities. The SSI program supplies monthly cash assistance for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. […]

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Reframing Tricks and Treats to Avoid Fatalism

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday, we’re reviewing some common ways the human service sector can undercut its communications’ goals — specifically tactics that “spook” our audiences by activating a sense of fatalism, or a misperception that challenges are too big, complex and entrenched to address or solve. This limited outlook means the public thinks […]

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Administration Proposes Third SNAP Regulation This Year

October 29, 2019

On October 3rd, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Proposed Rule on the Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances. The regulation would prevent states from establishing utility and housing allowances when determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This provision allows individuals and families who spend more than half their income […]

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Collective Responsibility – Message From the CEO

October 24, 2019

As an organization, the National Human Services Assembly is comprised of many and varied national nonprofit networks. Our members collectively touch almost every community in the United States, and almost every household in those communities. From that experience, one thing that we have learned is that there are many differences among the people we serve. […]

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Final Overtime Rule Scheduled to Take Effect January 1st, 2020

October 23, 2019

By Marie Camino Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule , which revises provisions within the Fair Labor Standards Act that pertain to minimum wage and overtime pay exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The rule will raise the salary threshold for overtime exemptions from $455 weekly to $684 […]

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