Supplemental Security Income was designed to plug gaps in Social Security Administration programs. Many people need help regardless of whether they paid Social Security taxes. Our Social Security law office will analyze your situation and identify all the benefits you can claim, including SSI benefits.
Are You Eligible for SSI Benefits?
To qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits, you must still fall into one of the following categories:
- Over 65
- Under 18 and disabled
The amount of your benefit will depend on your need. Social Security determines need by analyzing your financial resources and monthly income. Social Security looks at:
- Earned income, including wages
- Unearned income, such as pensions, Social Security disability or retirement benefits, and California disability benefits
- In-kind income, such as food and shelter, you receive for free or at a discount
- Deemed income from your spouse
Social Security also examines assets like property, vehicles, and bank accounts. You will receive Supplemental Security Income monthly benefits, so your total monthly income meets the federal benefit rate.