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What Is SSI?
Supplemental Security Income

by roger chartierRoger Chartier -author of

If you are over 65 years old, and meet certain financial limits you can apply for SSI.

The same goes for Supplemental Security Income benefits for children and disabled adults who have limited income and resources.

Supplemental Security Income is a federal income supplement program set up to help blind, disable or old people who have little or no income.

ant man -

The source of the funding

Is taxes that we all pay.

This is separate from Social Security Tax.
There isn't a whole lot of money to be had here just enough for the basic food, clothes, and a place to live.

There is a 5 to 10 minute screening test to see if you qualify.
If you are homeless, you would get the same amount as a person who lives in a house.

The program currently allows a person to retain a "nest egg" of $2,000 or less ($3,000 for a couple) Read more about getting benefits if you are homeless

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