Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal “welfare” program to proved financially for people with low/no income due to a disability.
When an individual receives SSI, they also receive Medicaid.
Each year, the amount paid per month is adjusted up for cost-of-living increase.
In 2009, the maximum monthly amount of SSI is $679.
To receive this full amount, an individual must:
- Have cash and assets of less than $2,000 – bank accounts, equity in cars, etc
- Pay for own living situation (ex. have to pay rent for room in home, or part of utilities) – if a person lives for free with family, $200 of SSI will be excluded
To begin the application process, call 1-800-772-1213.
Both children & adults may receive SSI.
- Children are evaluated based on their family income.
- Adults (18 yrs or old) are evaluated based on their personal income & bank accounts only.