What is Supplemental Security Income?

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 09, 2013 | Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. The program is designed to aid aged, blind and disabled individuals, who have little or no income. SSI provides cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. To receive SSI, you must live in the United States and must be a U.S. citizen or national. Whether you may receive SSI, also depends on your income and resources.

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