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Supplemental Security Income Benefits
126.1 What is "Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?"
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program administered by SSA. The SSI program was established to provide cash assistance to individuals who:
Have limited income and resources;
Are age 65 or older;
Are blind; or
Disability and blind children are also included in the SSI program.
126.2 Who receives SSI payments?
SSI checks or direct deposits (see §123) are paid either directly to the eligible person or to a representative payee (see Chapter 16) if the person is incapable of managing benefits. Chapter 21 explains the SSI program in more detail.
Last Revised: Apr. 18, 2006
- Rate of Withholding
- Definition of disability for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) children's benefits?
- Who qualifies for disability determinations?
- Purpose and Basic Principles
- Program Service Center Functions
- What is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program?
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- What is "unearned income"?
- What are the types of disability protection under Social Security?
- Acting as an "Agent"
- Defeat the Purpose as a Factor in Waiver
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