Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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A monthly cash benefit from the federal government to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter for low-income older adults and people with disabilities.

Website: 
http://www.socialsecurity.gov
Phone: 

(800) 772-1213

Caregiver Eligibility: 

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Care Recipient Eligibility: 

Multiple requirements:

- Age 65 or older OR Blind or disabled, according to Social Security's definition of disability (any age)
- Resources (real estate, bank accounts, cash, stocks and bonds) cannot exceed $2,000 per person ($3,000 per couple)

http://www.socialsecurity.gov