A recent OPRE report examines two income support programs that are important for many low-income people with disabilities.
The TANF-SSI Disability Transition Project (TSDTP)explores how ACF's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) interacts with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program of the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSI is a program that provides income support specifically for low-income people with disabilities. TANF and SSI differ in many ways, and maintain separate data systems. While interest has built around the relationship between the two programs, a clear picture remained elusive.
A recent report from this project sheds new light on the topic by merging and analyzing data from the two programs. Key findings include the following:
Naomi Goldstein is director of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services. She is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of ACF programs.