Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The SSI program (Supplemental Security Income) provides payments to adult or children who are disabled and have limited income and resources. If your income and resources are too high, you will be turned down for benefits no matter how severe your medical disorders. You will be turned down even if you have not paid enough in Social Security taxes to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Here you can learn about how much SSI pays, whether you can work while collecting SSI, and about the SSI limits on income and resources (one of the most complicated areas handled by Social Security).