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If you have a child or adult family member with a disability, they may qualify for SSI.
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. It’s a Social Security program that pays monthly cash benefits to children and adults with disabilities who have low income and few resources or assets.
For SSI eligibility, your family member has to meet guidelines for:
- income, and
- resources (also known as assets).
The SSI Guide will help you:
Check if your family member qualifies
Find out how to apply for SSI
See what other benefits your family member might qualify for
Learn how to become a representative payee
We can’t guarantee that you’ll get SSI or other benefits, but we can help you decide if you should apply, and then show you how.
Like all our free Guides, the Exceptional Lives SSI Guide is written in plain, easy-to-understand language. Click the button below to get started!
This guide includes information specific to Massachusetts. If you live in another state, you may still find this guide helpful since SSI is a national program. The application process is the same from state-to-state, but some of the state programs have different names.