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Ask An Advocate: Social Security

Q:I’ve heard about SSI benefits and would like to know more about it.

A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program through the Social Security Administration that gives cash assistance to people who are aged, blind, or disabled, and have limited income and assets. There are three groups of people that can be eligible to get SSI:
• Adults over 18 who have disabilities and limited income and assets
• People who are over the age of 65 who have a limited income and assets.
• Children under the age of 18 who have disabilities and their parents have limited income and assets.

For more information on SSI and how to apply, read out Arc Guide on SSI on our website at https://arcminnesota.org/resource/arc-guide-to-supplemental-security-income-ssi/ or contact the Arc at 952-920-0855 or toll-free at 833-450-1494 to speak with an advocate.