Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides financial support for low-income people who are 65 years old or older and/or have a disability—regardless of work history. The federal government provides certain amounts of aid for people who qualify, and California adds to the federal amounts in certain cases. SSI benefits are meant to cover basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter.[1705]

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    Benefits Available to Paroling & Discharging Inmates, Prison Law Office (2011),,Aug2011.pdf.

  1. Am I eligible for SSI?

  2. How SSI affects your ability to get other public benefits:

  3. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get SSI?

  4. How do I apply for SSI?

  5. Can I apply for SSI while incarcerated?

  6. I was receiving SSI when I entered prison or jail. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?

  7. My SSI benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?

  8. I believe my SSI was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?