Supplemental Security Income

Authored By: Social Security Administration

SSI is short for Supplemental Security Income. It pays monthly benefits to people who are 65 or older, or blind, or have a disability and who don't own much or have a lot of income. SSI isn't just for adults. Monthly benefits can go to disabled and blind children, too. People who get SSI usually get food stamps and Medicaid, too. Medicaid helps pay doctor and hospital bills. Read more about SSI in this booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site

Last Review and Update: Jun 06, 2003
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