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What is SSI?

You may be familiar with Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), or the federal social security disability benefits program that offers disability income for disabled and injured workers. But what is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and who is it for?

SSI is a part of the Social Security benefits program specifically for low-income disabled adults and children. This program has different criteria from the SSDI program, but primarily is assessed based on need. In order to qualify you must be at least 65 years of age, and fit the legal requirements for blindness or disability. You must be able to prove limited income and resources, and must be able to prove that you cannot, with your disability, gain further access to income and resources.

You must also meet necessary citizenship requirements as a United States citizen or national, though certain aliens may also be eligible. Anyone applying for SSI benefits must reside in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands. Exceptions are made for the children of military parents assigned to permanent duty outside the United States. Students temporarily abroad may also claim eligibility.

The SSI program currently serves over 8 million people, and allows for direct payment of benefits. The SSA offers an online tool to determine eligibility, as well as links to applications. You may require a medical assessment of your blindness or disability to qualify.

This blog post has been provided only for information purposes. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.

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