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I received a letter stating that I may be able to get supplemental secutiry income benefits because I am over 65. I just wondered if I could apply

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I received a letter in the mail stating that I may be able to get Supplemental Security Income benefits because I am over 65. I am wondering if this is true

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 11 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 11 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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