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Social Security

SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Social Security administers this program. SSI pays monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Blind or disabled children may also get SSI.

More information on benefits provided by the Social Security Administration can be found on their website at www.ssa.gov. Be advised that many first time applicants for Social Security benefits are denied. Do not be discouraged! If you are denied Social Security benefits, you may appeal the denial.

To find your local Social Security Office, click here. It is not possible to apply for SSI online.

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