Overview of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Authored By: Social Security Administration


Social Security Administration pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. This booklet explains what Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is, who can get it, and how to apply. For information specific to you, talk with a Social Security representative.

SSI Benefits Booklet

Last Review and Update: Sep 21, 2018
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