Community Living

Supplemental Security Income

​What is SSI?

The Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources and are:

  • Age 65 or older;
  • Blind; or
  • Disabled

How do I know if I could be eligible for benefits?

Whether you can get SSI depends on your income and resources (the things you own).  Click here to visit the Social Security website and view the Rules for Getting SSI​.

How do I apply for SSI benefits?

You can complete a large part of your application on the Social Security website or by telephone.  Click here to visit the Social Security website for more information on applying for Supplemental Security Income​

What if I have been denied SSI?

If you disagree with any decision that Social Security makes about your SSI, you have the right to ask them to look at your case again.  Click here to visit the Social Security website to view information on Your Right To Question A Decision Made On Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claim​.​​