Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides
supplemental cash payments for qualified persons
65 and older, blind or adults with disabilities.
Apply for SSI through the Social Security
Administration by calling 1-800-772-1213. More
information is available on the web site
www.ssa.gov. SSI recipients are eligible for
Medical Assistance, homemaker service if determined
to be necessary, moving expenses, discount
on telephone service, hearing aids if necessary,
reduced electric rates, and assistance from
a social worker.
SSI recipients may have earnings up to
$65/month before SSI benefits are affected.
These are the most current monthly unearned
|In own Household
|In another person’s household:
|In an assisted
|Face value of life insurance
||$1500 per person
*Note: The first $20 per month income is not counted when
determining SSI eligibility.