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Beschreibung des Verlags
OAKES, Chief Judge: Eleven appellants challenge the method used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to calculate their benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides income to the elderly, blind, and disabled.1 They appeal a decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Leonard D. Wexler, Judge, and we assume familiarity with Judge Wexler's detailed opinion. Ruppert v. Secretary, HHS, 671 F. Supp. 151 (E.D.N.Y. 1987). There, Judge Wexler considered a variety of arguments presented by the appellants and by other plaintiffs who did not appeal because they were successful before him. The disputes here are centered around the valuation of food, clothing, and shelter that SSI recipients' family members provided them. We affirm in large part. We will present an overview of the regulatory framework and of each appellant's factual situation before addressing in detail the legal questions.