The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal monthly income benefit provided to individuals who are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Individuals, regardless of age, may be determined eligible for SSI payments.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for SSI, if you:
- Are age 65 or older, or
- Blind, or
- Have a disability;
- Have limited income and resources;
- Are US citizen or national, or have eligible immigration status;
- Are a resident of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia or the Northern Mariana Islands
The SSI payment amount is established by the SSA. For fiscal year 2014, payment amount is $721 for one person or $1,082 for a married couple.
What services are covered?
If you are receiving SSI, you are automatically eligible for Medicaid. You will have access to all Medicaid-approved services.
For More Information
For more information about the eligibility for SSI and how you may enroll, please contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.