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Supplemental Security Income, a federal program that provides cash payments to persons of limited income and resources who are disabled (according to federal standards), over age 65, or blind. SSI is the main form of government support for people who arent eligible for Social Security retirement or disability benefits and who meet the programs income and resources requirements.