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SSI - Supplemental Security Income
This booklet explains what Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is, who can get it and how to apply. It provides basic information and is not intended to answer all questions. For specific information about your situation, you should talk with a Social Security representative.
The SSI program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older or are blind or have a disability.
The Social Security Administration manages the SSI program. Even though Social Security manages the program, SSI is not paid for by Social Security taxes. SSI is paid for by U.S. Treasury general funds, not the Social Security trust funds.
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- Tips When Applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits
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- The importance of Social Security survivors insurance
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- Tips When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
- Purpose and Basic Principles
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