Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits in Minnesota
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is administered by the Social Security Administration but is funded by general funds of the United States Treasury. To be eligible for SSI disability benefits, you must be a United States citizen or national (or a qualifying nonresident); have limited income and resources; and be disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Unlike SSDI benefits, SSI benefits are not based on prior work.
If you meet the non-medical eligibility requirements (income, resources, residency, citizenship, etc.) for SSI disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will then evaluate your medical eligibility according to a five-step analysis.
The time for processing an application for SSI benefits can be long. Therefore, it is important that you apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled.
If you have worked long enough and are also eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits, you should apply for them. You can get SSI and SSDI if you are eligible for both.