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I need information about SSI and if I qualify for the benefit

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 am 82 years of age retired due to disability (Civil Service & SS)

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 1 month ago

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.

.

"Aged" means age 65 or older - so you are eligible to apply.

Income, for the purposes of SSI includes:

--money you earn from work;

--money you receive from other sources, such as Social Security benefits, workers compensation, unemployment benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs, friends or relatives; and

--free food or shelter.

Resources, for the purposes of SSI, are things you own such as:

--cash;

--bank accounts, stocks, U.S. savings bonds;

--land;

--vehicles;

--personal property;

--life insurance; and

--anything else you own that could be converted to cash and used for food or shelter.

The SSI limits for resources that we do count are:

--Individual/Child—$2,000

--Couple—$3,000

If you give away a resource or sell it for less than it is worth in order to reduce your resources below the SSI resource limit, you may be ineligible for SSI for up to 36 months.

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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/

Let me know if you need any help with determination.

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