The acronym "SSA" stands for the Social Security Administration, the government agency that oversees the disbursal of SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, funds, according to the Social Security Administration. The SSA administers all Social Security-related programs.
Benefits from SSI are targeted toward disabled adults and children who lack access to supporting resources, according to the Social Security Administration. The program is also available to seniors who meet income requirements. The SSA administers retirement benefits, disability benefits and survivor's benefits. The SSA also aids in the administration of Medicare benefits, a health program available for seniors, according to the agency's website.Learn More
People who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, include those who are disabled, blind, or over the age of 65 who have limited income or resources. SSI is only available to U.S. citizens and legal residents who do not have an active warrant for deportation.Full Answer >
As of 2014, a person is eligible for Supplemental Security Income if he is a U.S. citizen or in a certain alien category and has limited income and resources. In addition, he must be older than 65, blind or disabled.Full Answer >
When a person is approved for Supplemental Security Income, she receives an award letter in the mail. This award letter tells the person that she was approved and how much money she is eligible to receive each month. A copy of an SSI award letter, also known as a benefit verification letter, can be printed from the Social Security website after the user logs into her account.Full Answer >
To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, the applicant must be 65 years of age or older, or an adult or child of any age who is blind or disabled. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen currently residing in the country or an eligible noncitizen. The applicant must also have limited income and limited means of support.Full Answer >