Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program

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.
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