Supplemental Security Income

Monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability payments can be a lifeline for disabled adults and children who have limited income and assets and who don’t qualify for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or who have a low SSDI benefit. You can file for SSI at your closest Social Security office, by telephone, and in certain circumstances online. How to apply for SSI, how disability is determined, and how to appeal a denial including requesting a hearing are the same for SSDI and SSI as are many of the issues that come up after you have been approved. Even some of the commonly used forms are the same. The SSI articles below offer important, easy-to-understand information about eligibility factors that apply only to SSI.

Supplemental Security Income—SSI—the Other Disability Benefit

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Learn about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability for disabled children and disabled and aged adults who have limited income and assets. Get the information you need to file a claim and the understanding you need about how to qualify for SSI.... Read more

SSI Qualifications: Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income

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"Do I Qualify For SSI benefits?" Get all the details about the Supplemental Security Income program and your SSI Eligibility in this first of a two-part report.... Read more

What is Supplemental Security Income Disability—also known as SSI—and how is it different from Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSDI or SSD?

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See how Supplemental Security Income, aka SSI, differs from Social Security, how to get both SSDI and SSI, and how to apply for SSI disability.... Read more

What requirements do I have to meet for SSI Disability eligibility?

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Acquaint yourself with the various SSI Disability eligibility requirements you must meet to qualify for SSI benefits.... Read more

What medical conditions are required to meet SSI disability qualifications and to get an SSI approval?

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Find out how disability is defined for SSI and what SSI disability qualifications adults and children must meet to get SSI.... Read more

How to Apply for SSI and Determining Your Eligibility

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Do you have questions about how to Apply for SSI Disability benefits? We answer them in this second section of a two-part report on Supplement Security Income. ... Read more

How do I apply for SSI Disability?

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Learn how to apply for SSI Disability and how much of the SSI application can be completed online and how much has to filed by phone or in the office.... Read more

What do I need to know about qualifying for SSI disability with an Essential Person?

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Learn who on SSI has an essential person, how an essential person affects SSI, and why you can’t get an Essential Person when qualifying for SSI disability now.... Read more

How does the Social Security Administration decide how much SSI to pay me when I get an SSI approval?

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Learn how SSI benefits are calculated after an SSI approval and what kinds of income are countable when determining your SSI payment amount.... Read more

When I apply for SSI Disability, why does Social Security require me to apply for other benefits?

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Learn about SSI in relation to other benefits you may qualify for and about SSI’s requirement to apply for all benefits payable to you.... Read more

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