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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 income guidelines:

 
Individual
Couple
In own Household $680.35*. $1,042.50
In another person’s household: $485.28 $751.17
In an assisted living facility: $1,198  
Resources $2,000 $3,000
Face value of life insurance $1500 $1500 per person

*Note: The first $20 per month income is not counted when
determining SSI eligibility.