Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with disabilities or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also provided to financially eligible people age 65 and older without disabilities.
- Adults who:
Are 65 or older, blind, or have a disability.
They have limited income (salaries, pensions, etc.).
They have limited resources (the things they own).
They are US citizens, US nationals, and some non-citizens.
They reside in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia (Washington DC), or the Northern Mariana Islands. Does not include Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands. Exception: Children of military parents assigned to permanent duty outside the US and certain students temporarily residing abroad may receive SSI payments outside from the US
- Children who:
Are under the age of 18 and have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their daily activities for a period of 12 months or more, or that can be expected to result in death, and
Live in a household with limited income (including need-based benefits) and limited resources.
For more details, visit our website on SSI for children.
Call us at 1-800-772-1213 and press 7 for Spanish to schedule an appointment to submit your application. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call us at TTY 1 800 325 0778.