Q & A
Are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments only paid to people with disabilities?
Answer: No. SSI payments also are made to people who are blind or who are age 65 or older — as long as they meet all the qualifications including having low income and limited resources. SSI benefits are available for both adults and children who are blind or disabled. You can learn more about SSI benefits and who can receive them by reading our online publications. To begin, refer to the online booklet, Supplemental Security Income, available to read or listen to in our online library at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs.
Source: http://special.app.com – November 24, 2013