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Social Security Administration Information:

  • Compassionate Allowances (SSA)
    SSA has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.  The Compassionate Allowance initiative allows Social Security to target the most obviously disabled individuals for claims approval based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly.
  • Difference Between Social Security Disability and SSI Disability (U.S. Social Security Administration)
    What is the difference between Social Security disability and SSI disability?
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes).  SSI pays benefits based on financial need.  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.
  • For more detailed information, see Who Is Eligible for SSI?
  • SSI Resources (Social Security Online) 
    Links that are helpful, either as a member of the general public or as an advocate for SSI claimants and beneficiaries.
  • Understanding Supplemental Security Income SSI Work Incentives — 2014 Edition ( 
    You may be entitled to take advantage of more than one work incentive program.  Depending on the types of income you receive, it will change the amount we do not count and the SSI benefit amount.
  • What is Supplemental Security Income? (SSA)
  • The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.  Links to apply online provided from this page.

Electronic Booklets About SSI:

Other Resources: Websites and Blogs About SSI

  • SSI Benefits
    This site is not associated with SSA but provides a large amount of information on SSDI and SSI, including how to qualify and how to appeal..
  • Social Security Disability SSI Benefits (Disability
    This site was put together by Tim Moore, a former disability-medicaid caseworker and former disability examiner for the Social Security Administration. It provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.