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How are SSI benefits financed?

2105. How are SSI benefits financed?

SSI benefits are financed from the general funds of the United States Treasury. They are not paid out of the Social Security or Medicare trust funds. States that supplement the Federal benefits make these payments from State funds.

Last Revised: March, 2001

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