The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.
SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. You may be seeing patients that might be eligible for SSI and can refer them to the program.
Who is eligible for SSI?
Anyone who is:
- Aged (age 65 or older); or
- Has limited income
- Has limited resources
- Is a U.S. born or naturalized citizen or in one of certain categories of aliens (Note: in general, an alien who is subject to an active warrant for deportation/removal does not meet the citizenship/alien requirement)
- Is a resident of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands
- Is not absent from the country for a full calendar month or more than 30 consecutive days
- Applies for any other cash benefits or payments for which he or she may be eligible, (for example, pensions, Social Security benefits)
- Gives SSA permission to contact any financial institution and request any financial records about you
- Files an application
- Meets certain other requirements
If you would like to refer yourself or a member for SSI, click the link below and fill out the electronic form.
If you have questions about SSI and how to refer patients, please contact our customer service department at please call 1-800-440-1561 (TTY Relay: Dial 7-1-1), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday.