The SSI program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits.
The SSI program provides monthly payments to adults and children who are disabled or blind, whose income and resources are below specific financial limits and who are 65 years of age and older and who do not have disabilities who meet financial qualifications.
To qualify for SSI, applicants must be aged or disabled and have little or no income and few assets, no more than $2,000 in assets for an individual or $3,000 for a couple, in most cases.
SSI pays a maximum of $841 per month to eligible individuals or $1,261 per month to couples. Some States supplement the Federal SSI benefit with additional payments.
Once a person qualifies for Supplemental Security Income, that person is automatically eligible for a number of other assistance programs permitted by federal and state law.
People seeking SSI benefits should call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit their local Social Security office to apply.