Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has given the psychiatrically
disabled a dependable source of income and helped make it possible for them
to live outside state hospitals. The change to SSI has had an important
effect on delabeling and decreasing the stigma of receiving Aid to the
Disabled. However, the secondary gain inherent in SSI may interfere with
social and vocational rehabilitation efforts. The authors present
recommendations aimed at making the SSI system more conducive to social
integration and rehabilitation.