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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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SSI is a Federal income supplement program, administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It provides monthly payments to people who have limited income and resources and who are at least 65 years old, or blind, or disabled under Social Security rules.

SSI isn't just for adults. Disabled or blind children under age 18 can receive SSI, too. For a disabled child, the program can provide monthly cash payments based on family income; qualify your child for Medicaid health care services in many states; and ensure referral of your child into the system of care available under State Title V programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). 

To receive SSI payments, a child must meet two sets of eligibility criteria: financial criteria based on the income and resources of the child and family and medical criteria about the child's impairment or combination of impairments.

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