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SSI program is flawed, chief says

Wants a $10m study of disability system

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / May 24, 2011

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The commissioner of the Social Security Administration for the first time publicly acknowledged yesterday that there are major flaws with the $10 billion children’s disability program his agency oversees and said he was aggressively seeking congressional approval to conduct an independent scientific study of the program’s weaknesses.

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The Other Welfare

The Other Welfare

The Supplemental Security Income program for children.