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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Please note that the legal information presented on this page is written for those living in the state of Illinois.

What Does it Mean?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need-based program offered by the federal government that provides monthly cash benefits to certain individuals.

Things You Should Know

Individuals that can receive SSI include:

  • those aged 65 or older 
  • those with certain documented physical or mental disabilities 
  • those who are blind; and
  • in some cases, minor children that are disabled or blind

You can visit the Social Security Administration's website here to see if you are eligible to receive SSI.  

It is important to note that SSI disability payments CANNOT be garnished or withheld for the purposes of making child support payments.

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