Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Persons who want to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can use an online tool that was just released by the Social Security Administration. Applicants and individuals assisting applicants can use this tool to request an appointment to apply for SSI benefits. The request establishes a protective filing date that will be used as the application date, so long as the individual submits an SSI application within 60 days.
The Suffolk Lit Lab has developed a form to help people on SSI or SSDI create a letter to report changes to Social Security that might affect their benefits and to avoid any possible overpayments. For more information, visit their website here:
If you need help with an SSI or SSDI overpayment issue, you can complete a form asking Social Security to waive repayment or lower the rate of repayment of the overpayment. For more information and a self-guided tool, please visit the Suffolk Lit Lab's website here:
Social Security income is a lifeline for most seniors. Because it is considered so essential for survival, it has traditionally been protected from attachment by creditors. However, there are some exceptions.  Please review the guide below for more information.
SSI son las siglas en inglés del programa "Supplemental Security Income" que en español es Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario. La Administración del Seguro Social administra este programa. Pagamos beneficios mensuales a personas con ingresos y recursos limitados que tienen 65 años o mayores, son ciegos o incapacitados. Niños ciegos o incapacitados, al igual que adultos, pueden recibir SSI...
This is a State program that offers a state supplement to SSI of up to $52 per month in 2003 to individuals who qualify for SSI or who would qualify, but for slightly higher income.
The purpose of Understanding SSI is to inform beneficiaries, potential beneficiaries, advocates and others in interested agencies and organizations about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility requirements and processes.
WHAT IS SSI? SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Social Security administers this program. We pay monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Blind or disabled children, as well as adults, can get SSI. For more information about eligibility, how to apply, overpayment and appeals, go to the SSA website.

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