Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


December 19, 2018

Overview

Supplemental Security Income is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). SSI provides financial help to disabled adults and children who have limited income and assets.

Program Requirements:

To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least age 65;
  • Be blind or disabled;
  • Have limited income and resources; and 
  • Be a Citizen or national of the U.S. or an alien who meets certain applicable requirements or 
  • Reside in one of the 50 States, District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands, except for a child of military parent(s) assigned to permanent duty anywhere outside the United States or certain students temporarily abroad. 

If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, take the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool questionnaire.

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Application Details

Visit the Apply For Social Security Benefits webpage to apply online. 

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