To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least age 65
- Be blind or disabled
- Have limited income and assets
- Meet additional requirements
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit http://best.ssa.gov.
Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.
Once you know which benefits you can apply for, go to http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline/ to apply online.
You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.
Program Contact Information
Or for additional information on this and any SSA benefit, call:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)
Visit SSA’s Publications home page for detailed information about SSA programs and policies.
|Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)||Over 8 million people as of July 2015|
|Current Method of Tribal Eligibility||There is no specific tribal eligibility.|
|Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?||No|
|Type of Assistance Provided||Direct Payments if eligible for SSI benefits|
|Recurring Base Funding for Tribes||No|
|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number||96.006|
|Matching Funds Required||No|
|Can the funding from the program be renewed||No|