A monthly benefit paid by Social Security to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or 65 or older.
SSI benefits aren't the same as Social Security retirement or disability benefits.
♦ 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.
• It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.