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I received letter saying...

I received letter saying I might qualify for SSI - can you explain$

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I receive SS now. the letter is telling me I might qualify for an increase with SSI. I have tried calling local office, but can't get through to an agent. I need more info on what to do next.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

No. So how do I apply?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 8 months ago
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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, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and

--It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

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    Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 8 months ago

    This link will take you to the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool. By taking 5 to 10 minutes to answer a few questions, you can find out if you are eligible for SSI or other benefits.

    https://ssabest.benefits.gov/

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SSI?

    Anyone who is: aged (age 65 or older); blind; or disabled.

      And, who: has limited income; and has limited resources; and is a U.S. citizen or national, or in one of certain categories of aliens;

      The SSI limits for resources that we do count are: Individual/Child—$2,000 Couple—$3,000.

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