SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act of 2011

Cost Estimate
September 30, 2011

The SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act would extend refugees' and certain other aliens' eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from seven years to nine years (and while a naturalization application is pending) during fiscal year 2012. The bill also would levy a $30 fee on any petition for a Diversity Visa that is filed before October 1, 2013. CBO expects that the legislation would not be implemented in time to affect the October 2011 registration period for the Diversity Visa Program, so only petitions filed during the October 2012 registration period would be subject to the $30 fee.