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Pass 70 and want to know if I qualify for SSI. Widowed since…

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Pass 70 and want to know if I qualify for SSI. Widowed since 2011 & unemployed What do I need to know to qualify.

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.

Good health, 78 years olds, drawing widow benefits of $1746 per month.

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Have a mortgage on my home. Independent in daily life.

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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

    The SSI countable income limit is $735

    Thus - based on your information you do not qualify for SSI.

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