Supplemental Security Income & ACP
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides monthly payments to people with limited income and resources who are blind or have a disability. The amount of SSI you receive depends on your income and resources, as well as your living arrangements.
To be eligible for SSI, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
- You must be age 65 or older, or have a disability that began before age 22.
- Your income and resources must be below certain limits.
- If you think you may be eligible for SSI, you can apply online at www.ssa.gov/applyonline or by calling 1-800-772-1213.
How to Apply for SSI: Option 1
Let Us Help You Through the Application Process
The easiest way to begin is to request an appointment to file for benefits. You can request an appointment for yourself or someone you are helping. Our representatives can answer questions, explain needed documents, and guide you through the application process.
We hope this information is helpful. If already enrolled in Supplemental Security Income, then you are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP.Apply For SSIApply For ACP
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Social Security Administration website: www.ssa.gov/ssi
- SSI Eligibility Requirements: www.ssa.gov/ssi/eligibility/
- How to Apply for SSI: /www.ssa.gov/apply/ssi
To get SSI you must have limited income and resources. The table below shows the maximum income and resources you can have to qualify for SSI. Note: Exclusions may apply to the income and resource limits in each of the columns below.
|Gross wages or net self-employed||Income from pensions or gifts||Assets (things you own)|
|Less than $1,913 per month in wages (before taxes and other deductions) or self-employment (after deduction of allowable business expenses) if you are an individual.||Less than $934 per month if you are an individual.||Less than $2,000 total if you are an individual.|
|Less than $2,827 per month in wages (before taxes and other deductions) or self-employment (after deduction of allowable business expenses) if you are a couple.||Less than $1,391 per month if you are a couple.||Less than $3,000 total if you are a couple.|
|Note: If you have a disability and have other expenses related to work you may still be eligible for SSI.||Note: We automatically exclude some things like ABLE accounts, some trusts, and some burial funds. You may be eligible even if you think you have resources over these limits.|