Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is primarily based on financial needs. This program is meant to pay benefits to individuals who are unable to earn a living due to a serious physical or mental impairment. As such, your previous work history does not matter, eligibility is based solely on financial need and physical or mental disability. The monthly payment amount you may receive will vary up to the maximum benefit amount allowed under federal law. Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits are payable to individuals 65 or older, adults who are disabled or blind, and children who are disabled or blind. In order to be eligible for SSI Disability Income benefits, the claimant must have limited income, meet the living arrangement requirements, be a U.S. citizen or national, or be in one of a certain category of aliens.