SSI Benefits Help: Find Out If You Qualify

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an assistance program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that pays benefits to disabled adults and children on the basis of financial need. The program is designed to provide cash assistance to aged, blind, and disabled people. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is funded from general tax revenue and not from the Social Security tax. Therefore, even if you do not possess enough work credits and have never paid a Social Security tax, you can still qualify for SSI benefits.

To qualify for Supplemental Security Income, you must meet one of the following requirements:


  • Age 65 or older
  • Blind
  • Disabled


When considering an applicant for SSI, the Social Security Administration (SSA) examines an applicant's income and resources. IncomeĀ is defined as monies earned from wages, Social Security benefits, pensions, food, and shelter. ResourcesĀ refer to cash, equity (stocks and bonds), and real estate. To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a family's income and resources cannot exceed $3,000.

Speak with a disability advocate about applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by completing our Free, No Obligation Evaluation.