Increase the Social Security Personal Needs Allowance

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Increase the Personal Needs Allowance for Social Security

Dear [Decision Maker],

I live in your district and I'd like to ask you support an increase in the Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) under Social Security as called for in Senate Bill 5118.

The Social Security allowance is the standard amount of income an institutional client is allowed to keep for clothing, personal items and other incidental expenses. The PNA for a person living in a medical Institution (nursing home, hospice care center, RHC) out of home and in full month care is $57.28. The PNA has held at its current amount since July of 2008 and has not been adjusted.

This needs to be corrected. Please support SB 5118.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]