Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


A monthly benefit paid by Social Security to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or 65 or older.

SSI benefits aren't the same as Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

♦ 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.

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

The maximum monthly SSI payment for 2023 was $943 for an individual and $1,415 for a couple. Your amount may be lower based on your income, certain family members’ income, your living situation, and other factors.