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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI and Working
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page details how working may affect an individual’s SSI benefits.

SSI Fact Sheet
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Web page
The page contains links to an updated fact sheet about the program for 2012, as well as policy briefs and proposals to update and improve the SSI program.

SSA Resources on SSI
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page links to a Social Security Administration publication explaining the SSI program, eligibility requirements, and the application process. The page also contains the information from this publication in other formats, including audio MP3, CD, cassette tape, or hard copy in standard print, large print, or Braille.

SSI State Supplementation
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
The page provides the benefit amounts and provides a listing of states that do not have state supplements, states that do have state supplements, and states that have a Social Security administered supplement.

SSI Appeals Process
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
The page explains the process for appealing a decision or determination made by the Social Security Administration.

National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives
Source: National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Content Type: Web page
SSI provides monthly benefits to eligible individuals based on need. However, given the stringent eligibility criteria, qualifying for SSI benefits is difficult.

Non-Citizens and SSI
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page discusses eligibility criteria for noncitizens to receive SSI benefits.

SSI Application Process
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
The page details the SSI application process and applicants’ rights.

Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page contains the Social Security Administration’s Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST), which is used to determine which benefits an individual qualifies for.

Work Incentives and SSI
Source: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Content Type: Web page
This page discusses work incentives for individuals receiving SSI benefits.

SSI and Temporary Institutionalization
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page discusses what effect temporary institutionalization of an individual has on his or her benefits.

SSI Benefits Levels for 2013
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
This page gives the updated SSI payment amounts for 2013.

Arc Views in SSI
Source: The Arc
Content Type: Web page
The page provides an overview of the benefits and issues associated with SSI and other Social Security programs for people with disabilities. The page also contains links to the Arc’s legislative agenda, detailing its proposals to reform and improve the Social Security system.

SSI Basics from the Social Security Administration
Source: Social Security Administration
Content Type: Web page
SSI—Supplemental Security Income provides basic income support to disabled children, adults and seniors with the greatest economic need.