What is the SSI Law


Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP)

The Supplemental Security Financial (SSI) Program is a government financed program that offers income assistance to those who are 65 or older, blind, or handicapped. Children who are blind or handicapped are also eligible for SSI assistance. The SSP Program is a state-funded supplement to SSI. The Social Security Administration is in charge of both SSI and SSP payouts (SSA). SSA uses federal criteria to assess eligibility for both programs. If a person is qualified for SSI, they are also eligible for SSP. The aid comes in the form of cash.

Individuals who may be SSI/SSP eligible

Are 65 years old or older, blind, or handicapped;

Submit an SSI/SSP application;

Limit your money and resources;

Are a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and meets certain particular requirements, as well as a resident of the United States;

Do not live in a public facility;

What disqualifies you from getting disability?

One of the most fundamental reasons you might be refused payments under SSDI, which is a benefit program for employees who have paid into the Social Security system for a number of years, is that you are working over the “substantial gainful activity” level when you apply (SGA).