Talk:Supplemental Security Income

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caregiver for parent. Is there any thing about supplemental social security for that. My mother moved in with me because of health problems, I work from home now, not full time67.131.60.59 16:58, 27 November 2005 (UTC)


How about a section on abuse? 8 million people? How many "disabled" are working jobs for unreported income? Obviously we don't have numbers. How about a photograph of that dude down the block who takes off his neck brace when he mows your lawn? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:39, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

working on this page[edit]

i will find a picture for this page and add additonal content joe 14:33, 13 July 2006 (UTC) I work for SSA and deal with SSI people all day. It will be very difficult to post an SSI check here because it has the claimants SSN on it. If it helps it looks exacally like a SSA Retirment or Disability check. To answer the above question no there is no extra help for giving care to parents.

I removed the request for an image of the SSI check. As noted, it looks no different from a Social Security Retirement/Disability check, and privacy considerations would prohibit posting of such an image.Vgranucci (talk) 01:29, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


how exactly does one prove they qualify for ssi? are there any resources online that list what the criteria are and procedure for getting ssi

We'll make sure that is all up and running eventually. KV(Talk) 01:00, 28 March 2007 (UTC)


The informatation re: resource set at $2000 in 1974 is incorrect and is incorrect in the source cited. The resource limit was originally set at $1500 for individuals and (I think) $2500 for couples. Limits went to $1800/$2700 in 1987, $1900/$2850 in 1988, and $2000/$3000 in 1989, where it has remained. The citation is correct that the resource limits have not been tied to inflation. The increases were a result of Congressional action. I will correct as soon as I find the appropriate references. Vgranucci (talk) 03:22, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Corrected the misinformation. Still need a citation for the original 1974 rates if anyone can provide one. Vgranucci (talk) 04:25, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

SSI Income Formula[edit]

I made this up when I was at ERI in Madison, WI. Not sure how true it is anymore, but you might want to take a look at it: Image. (talk) 18:45, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

replace "Residents" with 2, and you'll be set, actually. You need to read this more: (talk) 01:03, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Link to working formula: (talk) 23:10, 12 April 2012 (UTC)


Corrected good faith edit which added Puerto Rico, U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Residents of those places are not eligible for SSI.


"An individual in living arrangement B status will also be subject to more periodic reviews called redeterminations. This is done because it is common for a person in living arrangement B to eventually obtain rental liability or buy their food separately"

Redeterminations are not conducted to make it easier on SSI beneficiaries. They are calculated moves by SSA to cut benefits even further.

The consolidation of State programs under the Nixon administration did not make eligibility determination criteria any more fair, in fact it made the rules more harsh and demeaning.

Beneficiaries and costs table[edit]

The "Beneficiaries and costs" table is malformed, but I don't know if the "1972" corresponds to the "3,996,064" in the beneficiaries column of if the beneficiaries and cost for the year 1972 are missing. Does anyone know where that data came from? ArMaP (talk) 13:12, 9 December 2017 (UTC)