Tell Congress to support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act! -Austin Daily Herald


Tell Congress to support the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act!

Posted 8:14 PM on Friday, August 12, 2022

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides essential support to millions of people with disabilities and their families so they can meet basic necessities like food and rent. But SSI has many unfair and outdated rules that prevent people from saving money and getting out of poverty. The SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act is a bipartisan bill that would increase asset limits and adjust for inflation each year.

We invite you to share your personal story with your US Senators to encourage them to co-sponsor this important legislation. Answer a few quick questions about how SSI asset limits impact you and why they should be increased, and we’ll message your senators directly. We need Congress to increase SSI asset limits now, because people with disabilities shouldn’t have to live in poverty! Share your story at

Mark your calendars and buy your tickets today!

LIFE Mower County is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2022 and we are pleased to announce that the LIFE is Better Together 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 16 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Austin.

This event designed for the whole family: not to be missed! The evening will begin with a social hour with hors d’oeuvres at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. Evening activities will also include entertainment by Brandon Sampson and John Wheeler of Six Mile Grove, a cash bar, raffles, a Heads or Tails game, and 70th anniversary presentation and first video.

LIFE Mower County is a privately funded non-profit organization. We receive no state or federal funding. In order to provide programs and services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, fundraising events like this 70th anniversary celebration are necessary. One hundred percent of funds raised at this event will be used in Mower County to support people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

To learn more, become a sponsor or purchase tickets, please visit

Events to come

Tuesday: Gary Froiland One Man Band

Wednesday: walking club

Thursday: Special Olympics Petanque

Friday: Steele County Fair and Jo Nichols Concert

Saturday: Deer Creek Highway

august 22: 2022 Fall Vacation Meeting

august 23: Picnic in the park

august 24: Special Olympics Bowling

august 25: Special Olympics Softball

august 26: movie night

august 27: fishing day

You can see the full calendar at


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