Q & A
I want to apply for Supplemental Security Income, but I don’t know whether I qualify since I own my own home. Can I still get SSI?
Answer: Yes, it is possible for you to qualify for SSI even if you own your own home. To be eligible for SSI, you cannot own more than $2,000 in resources for an individual and $3,000 for a couple. However, the house you live in is not counted as a resource. Of course, if you are disabled, you must file an application and wait for a medical decision on your claim, unless you are over the age of 65. There are other requirements you must meet as well. Learn more by reading You May Be Able To Get SSI, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.
Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Sunday, June 8, 2014
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