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.
Benefits Available to Paroling & Discharging Inmates, Prison Law Office (2011), http://www.prisonlaw.com/pdfs/BenefitsLetter,Aug2011.pdf. ↑