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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged (65 or older), blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Eligibility requirements include: having limited income and limited resources, being a US citizen or national and a resident of one of the 50 states, including the District of Columbia and the Northern Mariana Islands; and is not absent from the country for a full calendar month or more than 30 consecutive days.

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Understanding Supplemental Security Income

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) is a tool that you can use to find out if you could be eligible for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers. The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)