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Who can collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits are also payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial requirements. This program provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. To apply for this benefit, you must call the Social Security Administration to make an appointment to work with one of the SSI representatives who will then assist you with an application.

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