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SSI is a Federal income supplement program

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes): It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

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  1. According to Social security administration: To apply for adult disability SSI payments:

    Start the Disability process at our Apply Online for Disability Benefits page. Although this is not a SSI application, we can use most of the information you provide to start the disability process. Once you finish the online process, a Social Security representative will contact you for any additional information needed for the SSI application; or
    Schedule an appointment with your local office to complete the application process.
    To apply for child disability SSI payments:

    Complete our online Child Disability Report; and
    Schedule an appointment with your local office to complete the application process.
    To schedule an appointment with your local office, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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