What you should know about the SSI program.
Although it’s administered by the Social Security Administration, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is not paid from the Social Security Trust Funds and, therefore, doesn’t affect your Social Security benefits; rather it’s paid from the Government’s general revenues. But, SSI can be an important source of supplemental income for low income seniors who are either totally or partially blind or severely disabled and unable to work. Here’s what you need to know about the SSI program, from Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Director of Communications at the Social Security Administration. Click here to read more.